VOLUNTEER-RUN charity Conquer Cystic Fibrosis (CCF) is encouraging everyone to stir things up this Christmas for a good cause.
The Sip, Stir and Save Lives event aims to help raise funds for research into a cure for cystic fibrosis by getting friends and families together to enjoy a glass of bubbly and make Christmas puddings.
The host picks a day for the event and uses the supplied recipe to pre-purchase the ingredients, multiplying the quantities by the number of guests attending.
On the day, each guest brings a mixing bowl and picks a task, such as measuring the dried fruit or grating lemon rind, until each bowl has all the ingredients.
Then everyone stirs their bowl, makes a wish and sips their glass of bubbly, with each guest taking home their bowl of pudding mix and instructions on how to cook at home.
“The idea first came to fruition via one of our committee members who had previously hosted a group of friends to make puddings and felt it would work as a fundraising event for CCF,” committee member and volunteer Sue Wake said.
“This year, myself and another committee member Fiona Byrne held our event at her home on Thursday, November 16, with 17 people attending.
“We asked for a donation of $30 to cover the cost of the ingredients and the remainder was donated to the charity.
“It was a really fun night as many of the ladies brought their daughters and daughters-in-law along and it felt as if we were reviving some of the old Christmas traditions.”
CCF is an accredited charity with 100 per cent of funds raised going to research.
For an information pack on how to be a part of the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.