Christmas has come early for Council ‘Fairtrade Borough’ Hamper Winners


Receiving their fabulous Fairtrade hampers from the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Julie Flaherty, are lucky competition winners from Councils magical Town Centre Twilight Markets are;

• Portadown – Laura Browne
• Lurgan – Colum Delaney

Also present are local Fairtrade supplier Lidl – Deputy Store Manager Marijus Zaicevas and Town Centre Manager Briege McCreanor, and the Council’s Fairtrade Team members, Ciaran Coleman and Laura Hughes.

Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough successfully became a Fairtrade Borough in May 2017 following its ongoing commitment to promoting Fairtrade principles.

On the run up to the festive season, Council engaged with local Fairtrade suppliers, including Lidl, to spread the Fairtrade message at the recent Christmas Switch-On and Twilight Markets in Portadown, Lurgan and Banbridge. At the events, hundreds of residents across the Borough entered Council’s fantastic Fairtrade hamper competition, with the lucky winners chosen at random in December.

*Banbridge winner was Aisling Fitzpatrick