Hand-made puddings to support drought-stricken farmers

Good pudds: Don Neelya volunteer at the church helped make the puddings that will be sold to raise funds for bushfire victims and farmers. Picture: Simon Bennett
Good pudds: Don Neelya volunteer at the church helped make the puddings that will be sold to raise funds for bushfire victims and farmers. Picture: Simon Bennett

There is nothing like the comforting taste of home-made pudding with some custard at Christmas time.

But if you don't have the time to make your own the team at Uniting Church Campbelltown have you covered.

The church's volunteers have been hard at work cooking more than 1100 delicious puddings.

Office secretary and pudding cook Dianne Williams said the funds raised from the puddings this year would support Frontier Services.

"They are a charity that helps to support farmers who have been affected by the drought and bushfires," she said.

"The people who have already bought puddings are delighted that the money is helping farmers this year.

"I think people want to do everything they can to help because it just doesn't seem to be getting any better out there."

Uniting Church has been running the charity pudding sale since 1982.

Ms Williams said she and her fellow pudding cooks had spent hours hand-making the yummy festive treats this year.

"We make them at the church in a little team," she said.

"We have someone melting the butter, someone adding the bread crumbs, someone looking after the eggs - it's a bit of a production line.

"We use all-natural, wholesome ingredients that you would use if you were making the pudding at home."

The puddings will be sold at the church, at Macarthur Square on Saturday, November 30 and at Marketfair on December 7 and 14.

The 500g puddings are $15, 1kg puddings are $25 and the 1.5kg puddings are $35.

Ms Williams said the puddings were not only delicious but would help locals feel good about supporting a good cause.

"They are home-made so they have that 'made with love' flavour," she said.

"They will also support the farmers out there who are doing it tough.

"We love doing this to help people who are doing it tough."

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