In response to our hunt for an Easter campaign slogan, one of our activist sent us a great story she wrote and it was just to good to keep to ourselves!
It was After Eight on CaramacDonald’s Farm and The Little Red Hen was making Easter Eggs, but she was getting tired of doing all the work. She called a meeting at the RownTree. “Who will help me find fairly traded ingredients to make the finest Easter Eggs?” she asked the Aero Animals.
Well, this is what they said:
“No, not I”, squeaked the Milkybar Mouse.
“No, not I”, snorted Rolo the Rat.
“No, not I”, snapped Drifter the Dog.
“No, not I”, meowed Two-Fingers the Kat.
“No, not I”, grunted Polo the Pig.
The Yorkie yapped, “no, not now”.
“Baah humbug”, said Smartie the Sheep.
“Moove away”, said Chunky the Cow.
Mr. Wonka wielded a Walnut Whip,
The Lion threatened to Breakaway,
And you may suppose with a Toffee-Crisp-nose
Heaven the high-horse said “neigh, no-way”.
So the Little Red Hen went off to the much friendlier Co-Operative Farm instead where she rested under the Traidcraft Tree. When she awoke she met the Chocolala Chicken, Organica the Owl, Divine the Duck and the Green-and- Blackbird. After she told them her story they all shared out the work and got on with it. Together they made Fairtrade Easter Eggs with the Taste of Freedom. The Easter Bunny was Dubbly delighted with their products and delivered them to all the shops, and the Little Red Hen and her friends lived happily ever after.
THE END – or is it the beginning?