The Bishop of Burnley and Acting Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. John Goddard, is calling on local people to support The Real Easter Egg campaign for 2013 and help to change a life.
It is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate egg to explain the meaning of Easter and the Bishop is asking people to consider buying this egg, as Fairtrade Fortnight begins on Monday February 25th.
This year The Real Easter Egg has a free activity pack in the box which includes the Easter story, activity poster, a free iTunes download and a sticker set. The Real Easter Egg is now in its third year of production and hundreds of thousands have been sold already. Each sale means a donation to Traidcraft Exchange to support some of the poorest farmers in the world.
Bishop John said: “I hope churches and schools across the county will take advantage of this cracking opportunity to remind people about the reason we eat eggs at Easter!
“But I would also encourage Lancashire people of all faiths and none to buy the egg; not just because of its Fairtrade credentials, but because they will know that buying it will result in a specific donation being made to Traidcraft Exchange.
“It is encouraging to hear The Real Easter Egg campaign has been so successful already and I hope this continues in 2013. It is proof that the events of Easter, including the death and resurrection of Jesus, have the power to open minds, change lives and offer real hope.”