Mo’s blue bangers for Blue Day

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THEY were last seen when Portsmouth reached the FA Cup Final, now butcher Mo Twells has decided to turn his sausages blue once again in aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

And just because they are blue, doesn’t mean there has been a compromise on their quality.

Maurice "Mo" Twells with his blue sausages.' 'Picture: Sarah Standing (131006-8778)

Maurice "Mo" Twells with his blue sausages.' 'Picture: Sarah Standing (131006-8778)

In fact, Mo Twells’ sausages are so good, they have been recognised as some of the best in Hampshire.

The 61-year-old has run Twells Traditions in Portchester Precinct for the past 10 years and he said he has got sausage making down to a fine art.

He said: ‘We have actually won an award with every sausage we have ever made, there’s 112 of them all together.’

This year Mo entered four sausages into the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition and he won gold for three and silver for the other.

His gold winning sausages were the pork, apple, honey and herb sausage, which is nicknamed The Pearl after the lady that suggested the recipe, Portchester’s own sausage, which is made from 100 per cent pork, and the venison, wine and watercress banger.

His silver winning sausage was an orange-coloured Spanish sausage.

Mo said: ‘The Spanish sausage had no fat in it at all, that one won only a silver award as the judges don’t like to see healthy sausages with no fat.’

Mo said that healthy food was one of his biggest sellers, as he has analysed all his own recipes to make sure they are low in fat, meaning that even people following a diet can enjoy a meaty treat without the guilt.

When Mo heard from a friend about Blue Day, he offered to donate a whole load of blue sausages to a Blue Day barbecue being held at the Harbour School, in Tipner.

Blue Day happens every year and shops, businesses and schools all turn blue to raise money for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.

Tom was an avid Portsmouth football supporter who died a day before his 16th birthday from a rare form of bone cancer.

To take part in Blue Day you need to register your event at The News will be automatically be notified. Or call reporter Ruth Scammell on (023) 92622131.

Mo will be selling the blue sausages in his shop with 20 per cent of the price going to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.