Scoop a free ice cream as Ben and Jerry’s visit Brighton

Ben and Jerry's is heading to Brighton (Photograph: Max Lacome) SUS-180907-162225001
Ben and Jerry's is heading to Brighton (Photograph: Max Lacome) SUS-180907-162225001

Ice cream company Ben and Jerry’s is set to roll up at Brighton’s Brighthelm Gardens this week as part of its climate justice campaign.

The move is part of the company’s ‘Blown Away’ campaign, encouraging people to sign a petition inviting the government to lift its restrictions on onshore wind farms.

The campaign is in partnership with climate change charity 10:10 Climate Action.

Rebecca Baron, social mission manager at Ben and Jerry’s, said: “If we want to move away from polluting fossil fuels and build a future based on clean energy, then wind power is a vital ingredient. We’re calling on people to get behind our campaign by signing the petition and asking the government to give wind energy the support it needs.”

Ellie Roberts, campaign manager at 10:10 Climate Action, said: “The Blown Away campaign is about inspiring people to use their combined power to speed up a move towards clean, renewable energy. Supporting onshore wind energy in the UK will help protect the climate from irreparable damage, and people power can make a huge difference.”

To stir up support, Ben & Jerry’s will be serving up its newly-renamed fan favourites - Strawberry Breeze-cake, Cherry Gale-cia and Caramel Blew-Blew.

Ben and Jerry’s will visit Brighthelm Gardens, North Road from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday (July 11 and 12).

To sign the petition and to find out more, visit: www.benjerry.co.uk/climate