Bangers and cash for enterprising Wisbech Grammar School pupils

Sausage Shack buisness partners, Ben Trundley, left, and William Sloan.

Sausage Shack buisness partners, Ben Trundley, left, and William Sloan. - Credit: Archant

TWO enterprising students at Wisbech Grammar School have made a sizzling start to a bid to fund a trip-of-a-lifetime to Ecuador and the Galapagos.

Business partners William Sloan, 15, from Newton, and Ben Trundley, 14, who lives in Tilney All Saints, have set up the Sausage Shack to sell packs of the Wisbech Grammar School sausages, as well as running fund raising barbecues.

The tasty treat was developed from a recipe cooked up by pupils at the school and developed with West Walton butcher C.H. Cook in 2009.

Both boys are taking part in the school’s ground breaking expedition in the summer of 2014 and they are each hoping to defray part of the £4,000 cost by running their new venture.

During the expedition they will spend part of the three-week trip working and living with the indigenous population in the Amazonian jungle, where they will be involved with the Yanapuma Napo project to promote sustainable community development.

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They will also spend six days in the Galapagos, following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and studying the breath-taking species which inhabit the islands.

William and Ben have registered the Sausage Shack as a food business and have passed a food hygiene examination, and they have already sold several hundred Shack packs to discerning diners.

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The first Sausage Shack Summer BBQ Bonanza is on Saturday June 22 at 7pm, at Elgood’s Brewery in Wisbech, when sausages will be served up with a range of salads and a raft of puddings to the accompaniment of the Wisbech Grammar School swing band.

William said: “Our sausages are popular and we wanted to run a social event where people could enjoy them cooked as part of a meal. Elgood’s have kindly let us use their gardens.”

Barbecue tickets cost £5, and need to be booked in advance by emailing

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