Festive sausage raises money for charity

A Cirencester butcher has unveiled a limited edition Christmas sausage for the festive period in aid of charity. 

After his wife was diagnosed with cancer last year, Perry Meredith, manager at Jesse Smith Family Butchers in Cirencester, launched a sausage making competition with proceeds going to charity.

“I decided to link up with Macmillan and we wanted to do a Christmas sausage,” Meredith told Meat Trades Journal.

“We put some leaflets out and had an open evening with recipe sheets which customers picked up at £5 per recipe, and then my wife chose the winning one.”

Vincent and Antonia Foote, aged five and eight respectively, were chosen as the winners with their lamb, date, apricot and Christmas spice flavoured sausages, which they’re calling ‘While shepherds watch their flock by night’.

“We’re going to get them to have a go at doing the mix and we’re going to let them have a go on the sausage filler,” said Meredith. “We’re going to sell their products over the Christmas period for £5 for six sausages all the proceeds will be going to Macmillian.”

Meredith, whose wife has finished treatment and has been given the all clear for the first year, said that they have so far raised around £650.

The sausages go on sale as of Monday.

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