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Santi and Oakley, two 14-year-old friends and entrepreneurs whose parents founded Chilli of the Valley, have fundraised in aid of City Hospice through the creation, production, and sale of their very own hot sauce, Santoku.

Reflecting on their motivation, Santi and Oakley shared,

“Our parents had their own hot sauce business, so we thought that we could have a go at it and give the proceeds to the charity that has supported our family and friends.”

For the past three years, Santi and Oakley have been crafting their signature hot sauces, initially starting as part of an enterprise school project. They recently released a fresh batch of their fiery creation and decided to donate the proceeds to City Hospice, to support our vital work in providing palliative care services in Cardiff.

Oakley and Santi in the kitchen

The dads shared some behind-the-scenes insights into the hot sauce crafting process,

“They are quite competitive when they’re making their hot sauces, whether it’s about who can fill the bottles the fullest or the fastest. The chilli kitchen usually needs a good clean after making a batch!” He also mentioned that “Chilli of the Valley recently celebrated its 11th Birthday, selling hot sauce across the UK, Europe and the world”.

Community Fundraising Coordinator, Daf Thomas added,

“I’d like to thank Santi and Oakley for their generous donation and support for City Hospice. They’ve shown great enterprise and initiative in their fundraising and the funds donated will greatly help our work in caring for Cardiff, ensuring that those in need receive the care and support they deserve.”

For more information about Chilli of the Valley, please visit their website here: Chilli of the Valley – Heat from the Heart of Wales (chilliotv.co.uk)

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