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Ben & Jerrys is giving away free ice cream this week

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It might be winter time but we can still enjoy ice cream, right..

By admin , in Food , at November 1, 2018

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Newscast/REX/Shutterstock (8521776he) Ben&Jerry's,ice cream Stock, Various - 11 Mar 2016
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It might be winter time but we can still enjoy ice cream, right?

Especially if its free.

Ben & Jerrys have announced that they are giving away free ice cream across the UK this week.

And its all to raise awareness of the Waiting isnt Working campaign which sets out to help reinstate the right to work for people seeking asylum.

You can pick up free scoops of fan favourite Fairtrade flavours, as well as a heart-warming hot chocolate made with the ice cream duos Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream.

(Picture: Ben and Jerrys)

The tour kicks off in Leeds on 29 October, before travelling to Exeter on 30 October, London on 1 November and finally Cardiff on 7 November.

Rebecca Baron, Ben & Jerrys UK Social Mission Manager, said: We love to get out on the road to connect with our fans over a scoop and dig a little deeper on important issues. If we can mobilise the huge numbers of people already in support of giving people seeking asylum the right to work then together we can drive a historic change. Theres no time to waste.

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Stephen Hale, CEO Refugee Action, said: Giving people seeking asylum the right to work would give more opportunity and dignity to people seeking safety, by allowing them to provide for their families and give back to their new communities. The Waiting isnt Working tour is a great way to get our message heard far and wide and, in turn, drive action on a timely topic.

The ice cream brand is encouraging those who pick up a free scoop to sign a petition, to change rights to work for refugees.

The petition will be handed in to the Home Secretary ahead as the Government develops its new Immigration Bill. The Waiting Isnt Working campaign supports the efforts of the Lift the Ban coalition – made up of over 100 organisations including Refugee Action and Ben & Jerrys – thats committed to driving a change in policy for people seeking asylum.

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