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pia went to Africa

We’ve always wanted to leave things better than we find them. That’s why we give 10% of our profits charity every year. Most of that money goes straight to the innocent foundation which we set up to help hungry people around the world.

Each year we offer three people here in Fruit Towers a chance to leave their day jobs behind for a bit and work with the charities our foundation helps. Last year, Pia went to Uganda and Kenya to help Send a Cow and see the innocent foundation funding in action.

We've been supporting Send a Cow since 2004, helping them work with vulnerable farming families to equip them with the knowledge, skills and self-belief to change their lives for the better. We could go on, but we’ll let Pia tell you about it herself:

We can only donate to the foundation because you lot buy the things we make. We couldn’t do it without you. Thank you for making it all possible.

the secret messages of Fruit Towers

When we went up to the roof the other day, we found a secret message next to a ladder on the fifth floor.

There was only one thing for it. Immediately stop all the work we were doing and go looking for the rest of them. After all, why would somebody go to such lengths if they didn't want us to stop working and find them?

The next one we discovered was on the underside of the cereal box lid. We suspect this is supposed to be secret message number 14 but that the '1' has, at some point, fallen off into somebody's breakfast.

Next, on the stairs, message number 9. 

We found number 6 on one of the lights above the kitchen.

And number three was, frankly, poorly hidden on the side of a table in a floor five meeting room.

Back down on the ground floor we found the first one and, as fate would have it, this is the last one we could find. Partially because the others are too well hidden but mostly because we'd been looking for them for two hours and it was time to get back to work. 

You are welcome, as always, to come into Fruit Towers to look for the hidden messages. But only if you tell us if you find any that we haven't.

jasper's roof secret

Fruit Towers, like most buildings, has a roof. It’s a fine roof, as roofs go. It’s high up, it has the appropriate safety barriers, it gets windy. It’s a roof. Occasionally we go on the roof to take pictures of our smoothies.

But roof access is limited. We can’t just have anybody going up there. It wouldn’t be safe. No, instead you have to ask Jasper first. This is Jasper on the roof.

The other day, when Jasper let us onto the roof to take a picture of our smoothies, he mentioned something about a secret. A secret on the roof. But he wouldn’t tell us what it was. We’ve asked him over and over again but he’s not budging. To be honest, it’s bothering us. We come into work every day and look up at the roof.

“What’s your secret?” we say to the roof, but the roof never responds.

We go into Fruit Towers and see Jasper.

“What’s your secret on the roof?” we say to Jasper, but Jasper never responds.

What could it be? Is Jasper sleeping up there, just like when nobody knew Ben was sleeping in the gym for a few months? Is he secretly designing a giant telescope which he can use to spy on the people of Ladbroke Grove? Could it be that there are solar panels up there (which we already know about, so if it is that then in your face, Jasper)?

If you know Jasper’s roof secret, please tell us. It’s too much to bear.