A BUTCHER made 10,000 sausages in a ‘Sausage Marathon’ at his Rayleigh business to help raise vital funds for children in need.
Alex Osburn, 21, owner of Osburn’s Butchers, Rayleigh Lanes, Rayleigh High Street spends 24 hours from 10pm Thursday to 10pm Friday making and selling sausages.
With the help of staff, friends and another trader, he also set up a barbecue outside the business parade to cook and sell hot dogs.
A steady stream of customers visited the pop-up stand on the high street, some saying they had good recommendations from other customers.
Mr Osburn said: ‘We have organized a sausage marathon and all proceeds will go to Children in Need as they are a fantastic charity, it is about raising money for a good cause.
“I just thought it was a bit fun and also a change from a usual Friday. I’ve worked long hours in the past, but haven’t worked for 24 hours in the past. I felt good and not too bad at all.
“Children In Need is a very good charity that works across the country and also supports projects in our area.
“I saw them on TV the other night in Basildon so it’s good to know they are working in our area as well as nationally.
“I think throughout our childhood, we always pursue the good cause. My dad, who is no longer with us, used to do stuff like that so it’s good to keep going.
He said he thought it was good to bring people together, do something to support charity and do something a little different.
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The business owner said everyone liked the hot dogs and we all seemed satisfied, so I think it was generally a good vibe.
He added: “We’re hoping to raise £1,000 but it’s not about the money, it’s about getting together, doing it and having fun too.”
He joked that he probably would have been at work on Saturday despite the 24 hour shift at the store.
He said the sausages he didn’t sell in the store or on the stand will be donated to good causes that help people through free food support.
To donate online, see www.justgiving.com/fundraising/osburnsbutchers
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