Janes Bacon Butties raise £750 for charity
Armed with 4 frying pans, 240 rashes of bacon and 120 bread cobs I arrived at our local village hall ready to do battle.
every March the Vintage Sports Car Club hold a car rally in Derbyshire centred in our village, probably something to do with the fact that our ‘ local’ has won CAMRA pub of the year yet again.
Being a member of the club and our car in bits in the garage meant that we were unable to compete in the event and so volunteered to be marshals or in my case bacon butty lady.
‘Signing on’ for the participants was supposed to be at 8 am, ample time, so I thought to brew a huge pot of tea and get the bacon cooking if I arrived at 7.30.
A long queue of cold and hungry drivers and passengers were waiting for me to serve them crispy bacon and hot cups of tea, anxious to get going as soon as possible.
The pressure was on keeping up with demand, much more stressful than fitting out a care home.
By half past nine the competitors had all left to drive their pre war cars up muddy hills and I was left in an empty hall washing up which was completed in time to welcome them all back for tea and cakes at the end of the event.
After what seemed like thousands of cups of tea, bacon butties and slices of cake we managed to donate £750 to the Alzheimer’s society.