Sue’s Fundraising Blog: Discovering Mocktails!

Two months ago, Sue decided to take on a fundraising challenge for Metabolic Support UK. Sue’s husband, Carl, lives with Pyruvate Kinase Deficiency (PKD), which affects how his red blood cells are broken down and means that he has to have blood transfusions every two weeks. For her challenge, Sue decided to give up alcohol for a whole year! Two months on, Sue’s been experimenting with mocktails!

“Hi again! Well, everyone, this month, I have been exploring mocktails. I know…its’s tough….but someone had to do it! With the summer holidays now nearly over, but the weather continuing to be warm, it was time to be a little more adventurous with the soft drinks.

We were brave this month and took a few days away in sunny Plymouth. Charlie (the dog) went off to be looked after (spoilt and adored) by a close friend. The few days away were a profound relief after spending so much time “Chez Lander”. The weather was lovely, mostly. I’m ignoring the monsoon that erupted one evening, as we were safely under cover. We watched it with awe and were very grateful that we were not in a tent (unlike my poor sister and her family).

So, back to the mocktails! In the past, I have been very partial to a pina colada and a rum punch, so this seemed like a good place to start. Following a little experimentation, here are some of the results:

The holiday was lovely. Not least because, for once, we didn’t have to take a child to A&E! They have been particularly skilled in ensuring that this has happened on most of our past holidays. We have an impressive list of broken body parts and limbs trapped in play equipment/railings, etc. For once, it was just a relaxed break, great food and the odd harbour trip and crazy golf round thrown in.

Thank you all for your continuing support for Metabolic Support UK – you continue to be amazing. You can still give a donation to the charity, if you wish, via my Virgin Giving page here, to further help the great work that they do. Donations are really important at this time due to the impact of COVID-19.

Here is one of the recipes that we were obliged to enjoy 😉:

Thank you to Sue for sharing your mocktail discoveries – they look delicious!

If you would like to take on a fundraising challenge for Metabolic Support UK and would like some advice on how to get started, please email Maggie on margaret@metabolicsupportuk.org