The town's gone bananas

SAFFRON Walden went bananas at the weekend. Abbey Lane URC hosted a series of events in support of the Fairtrade Foundation, which is looking to raise awareness of a campaign to increase the number of fair-trade bananas brought into the UK. More than 100

SAFFRON Walden went bananas at the weekend.

Abbey Lane URC hosted a series of events in support of the Fairtrade Foundation, which is looking to raise awareness of a campaign to increase the number of fair-trade bananas brought into the UK.

More than 100 people joined 387,000 nationally in setting a new world record for the number of fair-trade bananas eaten in a 24-hour period.

SWYPE youth club held a 'bananas in pyjamas party', the Saturday Club learnt about fair-trade and in the Salvation Army hall a variety of banana cakes were enjoyed with a cup of coffee.

Coffee morning organiser, Alison Jiggins, said: "It was a great response. I would like to say thank you to everyone who came and to Waitrose and Tesco for their contributions to the event.