Local jam-makers are invited to enter their produce in a new ‘Jam-uary Competition’ launched by Rumwell Farm Shop to raise funds for Somerset Unit for Radiotherapy Equipment (S.U.R.E), one of its chosen charities for 2016.
From now until Sunday January 31 jam-makers can drop their produce – either sweet or savoury – at Rumwell Farm Shop. At the end of the month entries will be judged and a winner selected by staff in the Jam Kitchen at the shop.
Anne Mitchell, joint owner of the Farm Shop, explained: “The winning jam will be recreated by our team here and sold throughout the year. Twenty-five pence from each jar of jam sold during 2016 will be donated to S.U.R.E. Our Jam-uary competition is open to all ages and we hope lots of people get busy in their kitchens this month creating tasty jams for us to try and spread the word about our Jam-uary competition in aid of a very worthy local cause.”
S.U.R.E is a registered, independent charity based in Taunton. Its objective is to raise funds to help provide top-class cancer diagnosis and treatment at Musgrove Park’s Beacon Centre in Taunton. The charity has so far donated more than £1.8 million of equipment to the centre. S.U.R.E is currently aiming to raise £500,000 by March 2017 to purchase a new Big Bore CT Scanner/Simulator to replace the previous scanner purchased by the charity.
Paul Alway, Chairman at S.U.R.E, said: “We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Rumwell Farm Shop for choosing us as one of its charities of the year for 2016. Its support is greatly appreciated. The Jam-uary competition sounds like a great idea and we can’t wait to taste the winning jam.”