Students’ record bid

NDET 96094'Adam Doyle and Jodie Brindle from Juniper Training about to take on the bean eating challenge to raise money for prostate cancer charity.
NDET 96094'Adam Doyle and Jodie Brindle from Juniper Training about to take on the bean eating challenge to raise money for prostate cancer charity.

BEANS mean charity cash as three teenagers attempt to set a world record.

Students at Juniper Training in Chesterfield will be attempting to eat 227 baked beans each in five minutes, using just cocktail sticks.

The intrepid three, Jamie Neale, 17, Ben Bowdler, 18 and Chris King, 17, are among trainees and tutors from the Dock Walk centre tasked with the challenge in aid of The Prostate Cancer Charity, which is the focus of nationwide fundraising this month.

The 30-strong group of students amd their training officer John Daley and ICT tutor Chris Hall will be spoon-feeding themselves 10,000 beans in five minutes on Wednesday, March 14, at 10am.

John said: “I hate beans with a passion and have to be forced into eating them, but I will survive because I am an ex-soldier.

“One of the most important things with the challenge is letting the students believe they can achieve this.

“I set them a task of selling mince pies in Chesterfield at Christmas and they raised £250 in five hours for the charity.

“This will be their stiffest challenge yet; I am nervous but we will do it.”

The bean-eating bunch will be collecting £10 each in sponsorship.

Proceeds will be added to £150 raised by Adam Doyle, Chris King and Ben Bowdler who have been sponsored to walk from their homes in Alfreton to Chesterfield the day before the feeding frenzy.