TWO West Country sisters have been named among the British Heart Foundation’s top 10 quirkiest fund-raisers in the country.
And it’s all thanks to a 24-hour fudge marathon they organised on National Fudge Day.
Lisa Caers, who is shop manager of Roly’s Fudge Pantry in Fowey, and her sister Amanda Carnall, took on a challenge to make fudge for 24 hours in aid of the British Heart Foundation and local charity, Children’s Hospice South West.
The pair made over 150kg of fudge during their 24-hour challenge – usually an average weeks’ worth.
And they raised £558 for each of the two good causes.
The BHF is a cause close to their hearts, as they have first-hand experience of the devastating effect of heart disease.
When Amanda was a toddler it was discovered that she has a heart condition where the arteries to the heart narrow. This lead to a series of cardiac arrests and months in hospital.
Since then Amanda has lived a normal, healthy life, but she will need another surgery in the near future as doctors have discovered the narrowing of Amanda’s arteries has progressed.
Lisa said: ‘It was absolutely exhausting but so rewarding. We wanted to challenge ourselves and raise as much money as we could for the great charities we support.
Now the BHF is encouraging others to use a free fund-raising pack available at bhf.org.uk/doyourthing