Love Your Local MarketTraders on Darwen Market are wearing green this month as part of ‘Love Your Local Market’ national campaign running from 14-28 May.

It is part of a recycling theme of activities and events which include a visit from recycling mascot, ‘Rover’ and a mammoth bag swap.

Old ‘bags for life’ can be exchanged for a Darwen Market shopping bag on the 3 day Market, located next to the M&O Fish Stall.

Grey recycling bins will be placed around the market for cans and bottles along with a box to collect any plastic coloured tops from milk cartons. The tops are being collected to help provide a wheel chair for a young child in the North West.

Darwen Market Manager Gwen Sangster said, ‘We are inviting people to snap and post ‘selfies’ of themselves using the recycling bins, holding a Market shopping bag or with a stick of rock on our Facebook page gallery. At the end of the campaign a winner will be chosen to win some market vouchers.’