Walter Rose & Son is celebrating UK Sausage Week by raising money for charity through sales of its Winter Warmer sausages.
The butcher’s shop, on Sidmouth Street, Devizes, has teamed up with The Wiltshire Community Foundation to raise funds for the Surviving Winter Campaign.
The campaign helps those in fuel poverty by giving them a £300 donation towards their heating bills.
A total of 30% of all profits from sales of the Winter Warmer sausages will go to the charity. The banger contains local pork from Cameron Norton’s farm with chipotle, jalapeño and Indian chilli peppers – this spicy number is said to certainly warm the cockles with steaming hot mash or garlic rice!
The sausages are now available online or can be bought in the butcher’s shop.
A spokesperson for the business said: “We are a family firm and we know the winter months can be a struggle for older folk.
“We are really pleased to be able to support the Wiltshire Community Foundation’s ‘Surviving Winter’ campaign.
“To keep in line with the campaign, the sausages spices add just the right amount of heat in them to keep out the cold while complementing the wonderful pork filling.
“Hopefully we’ll see you in store soon and we’d love to discuss The Wiltshire Community Foundation with anyone who wishes too.”
Wiltshire Community Foundation chief executive Rosemary Macdonald added: “We are so grateful for the support of a wonderful Devizes business such as Walter Rose & Son. Their support is a great example of a firm showing concern for its community.
“The majority of people who suffer premature winter-related death are aged over 65, and 75% of these deaths are due to the impact that cold has on respiratory and circulatory conditions.
“All across Swindon and Wiltshire more than 30,000 people are living in fuel poverty. They spend 10% of their annual income on heating alone and have to make the harsh choice between eating and heating. That is a shameful statistic in 2018 and things are getting worse.”
If you would like to donate further funds to the appeal, please click here.