Priests’ bush­tucker trial helps to raise nearly £1,000

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A church fundraiser saw two priests take park in mock bush­tucker tri­als.

Fa­thers Joe See­ley and Michael Lovell, of St Teresa’s Catholic Church, were blind­folded when they had to search for plas­tic stars in dishes of goo, mud and ketchup in the I’m A Celebrity-style chal­lenge.

All the fun took place at St Teresa’s Catholic Pri­mary School in Quan­tock Drive on Satur­day, and was in aid of the PSP as­so­ci­a­tion, which sup­ports peo­ple with the neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tion pro­gres­sive supranu­clear palsy (PSP), and for a char­ity build­ing a school in Lun­tha in Malawi.

The show, which in­volved 26 young peo­ple from the ages of 12 to 15, saw two young­sters dress up as lit­tle Ant and Dec, the younger ver­sions of the top TV pre­sent­ing duo, while some donned Tele­tub­bies cos­tumes.

Bingo and quizzes were also in­cluded dur­ing the day which raised £936, that will be split be­tween the two good causes.

St Teresa’s youth and Con­fir­ma­tion leader, Louise Perry, said: “One of the chil­dren’s grand­moth­ers has PSP, and even though she is paral­ysed you could see how much she en­joyed the show.

“We en­cour­age our young to think about help­ing oth­ers far away and close to home, and the money raised will sup­port two very dif­fer­ent char­i­ties.”

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM4213154

Thir­teen teams took part in the North School’s in­au­gu­ral In­ter-Sec­ondary Math­e­mat­i­cal Com­pe­ti­tion last Wed­nes­day

From left: Cierra Bond, Stephanie Red­fern, El­lie Eas­ton and Lilly Stan­nard; the girls’ team rack

Pic­ture: Re­becca Hol­l­i­day FM4217527/FM4217531

Left, the full cast of St Teresa’s Con­fir­ma­tion Show; right, Xavier Stan­nard as Lit­tle Dec, Jess J Bright as Ferne Cot­ton and Taidhg McCarthy as Lit­tle Ant

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