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Feast of football

A group of Year 8 girls at Bedford high school, Manchester, took fundraising matters into their own hands after the tsunami that devastated parts of South-east Asia on Boxing Day. They approached assistant head Lesley Parry, determined to do what they could to help, and decided to set up a stall selling home-baked cakes and biscuits. Doing everything themselves, they gave up their breaks to raise more than pound;100. Miss Parry says all she had to do was look after the money each night, and asks us to send them our fair-trade double treat of chocolate and football to say thanks. Consider it done.

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to tell us why, and they could receive a box of Dubble bars and a Fair Deal football. The chocolate comes from a Ghanaian collective and the football is hand-stitched by adults in Pakistan, helping to end the widespread abuse of child labour. Mark your message Dubblefootball offer. For information on fair trade go to:;

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