Priests’ bushtucker trial helps to raise nearly £1,000
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.”
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From left: Cierra Bond, Stephanie Redfern, Ellie Easton and Lilly Stannard; the girls’ team rack
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