Anthea’s Jam Making Raises £20,000

Stephen Corben, local resident Bernard Trowbridge, Anthea Calcott, Mike Burt (Chair of Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall Committee).

Anthea Calcott’s jam and chutney stall is a familiar sight at fundraising events in and around Okeford Fitzpaine. It has taken her 29 years but Anthea has reached a major landmark by selling £20,000 worth of jam and chutney, sold to raise funds for Okeford Fitzpaine Village Hall.

To mark the occasion local resident and parish councillor Stephen Corben presented Anthea with gifts as a token of appreciation for this wonderful milestone. Ever resourceful, Anthea lives and breathes recycling when making her jams using gluts and local produce including donations of jars and fruit from local residents. Her favourite flavour is loganberry, as it is sharper than raspberry. As she thanked residents she was clear to say: “Recycling works.”

Anthea’s jams and chutneys can be found at most of Okeford Fitzpaine’s fundraisers and a small range is on sale in Okeford Village Store.