In 2008/9 I was on a boat that had bags of chillis that we could not take (fresh) into the next port. I decided to make some sauce out of them which would be allowed through customs, and Clampy's was born.
The sauce was a big hit with the crew, so over the next few years I tried varying ingredients to get it exactly how it is now. Some suggested hotter, less hot, different cooking etc, but having listened and tried them, we are now back to how it was. It is, after all CLAMPY'S so made how I like it, and if you like that too - Great.
About the same time as the creation, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Since then, my mother has also been diagnosed with what is termed 'Mixed Dementia' , so rather than giving Clampy's away, I decided it would be a nice idea if a donation was made.
So, you are not actually buying it, you are getting a free sample and then making donation to a worthy cause. I think that over the last 2-3 years, the amount is probably close to £1000 split between Alzheimer's and Cancer research, and everything donated goes to the cause.
The creation of this Just Giving site is to give a renewed momentum to the fund raising, and a way that all who enjoy it can see that it is hopefully making some small difference.
Cheers (and don't rub your eye)
Clampy - firstname.lastname@example.org