Sizzling start to Wisbech Grammar pupils’ trip of a lifetime

PUBLISHED: 16:00 05 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:00 05 June 2013

Business partners Ben Trundley (left) and William Sloan.

Business partners Ben Trundley (left) and William Sloan.


Two enterprising students 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, selling the Wisbech Grammar School sausage, which was developed from a recipe cooked up by pupils at their school with C.H. Cook, the West Walton butcher. The 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 of the trip by selling bangers. During the expedition they will spend part of the three-week trip working and living with the indigenous population in the Amazonian jungle. They will also spend six days in the Galapagos, following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin.

The boys have registered their mouth-watering venture as a food business and have passed a food hygiene examination. A Sausage Shack Summer Barbecue Bonanza, is being held on Saturday, June 22, when the sausages will be on sale. William said: “Our sausages are popular and we have sold several hundred packs. 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.”

Tickets costing £5 for the event, which starts at 7pm, need to be booked in advance by emailing

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