Tim Potter Butchers, Somerset, has created a ‘Wellington Sausage’ to mark twenty years of Wellington Prep School.

A total of 30% of all profits from sales of the Wellington Sausage will go to the charitable incorporated organisation that is run alongside the school. The Family Butchers join forces with The Friends of Wellington School with the aim of bringing families together through staging regular events and raising funds to benefit children at the school.

A reception class plans to begin celebrations on the 8th November with its ‘Wellington Sausage Sizzle’ event which will see young Forest School attendees cook their sausages on an open camp fire in the purpose-built woodland facility in the Blackdowns owned by the school. Sausage aficionado Chris Potter will attend Wellington Prep Forest School on the 8th November and will show the children how sausages are made and tied. The kids will get to meet ‘Sydney the Sausage-making machine’.

The pupils will also be able to take some of the sausages home. The whole school will then enjoy a sausage-making masterclass in the headmaster’s assembly with the special demo stage pictured above.

The banger contains local pork from Chitterwill Farm near Wellington with a blend of salt, pepper and nutmeg. The sausages are now available online or can be bought in the butcher’s shop on Fore Street in Wellington at just £3.99 for 500g.

Tim Potter, director for the business said: “We are a family firm and we know the importance of using food to bring people together. Sausages are a real crowd-pleaser and it’s great to be able to support one of our many local schools in this way. We will encourage the local football and rugby teams we sponsor to serve this iconic Wellington Sausage at their many BBQ events to maximise sales and wholly support this initiative.”

Wellington Prep School headmaster Mr Gibson added: “We are so grateful for the support of a wonderful Wellington business such as Tim Potter Family Butchers. Their support is a great example of a firm showing concern for its local schools, supporting events and children at the school in their learning at Forest School – The Wellington Sausage Sizzle event is a great example of this.”