Teacher takes on 'Bush Tucker-style' trials for charity
A fundraising teacher from Teesside has eaten fish eyes, worms and bugs in a bush tucker style charity challenge on a beach.
Ron Gordon decided to take on the "Boro Tucker" trial to raise money for the Selly Oak hospital, which supports injured military personnel and local charities.
His first course was a million maggots on a bed of offal.
He said the challenge is much tougher than his annual dip in the North Sea at Redcar:
"Going in that sea never changes because it is always freezing cold, as you can imagine. "Doing this is slightly more difficult because some of the things I'm going to eat are foul, horrible tasting and I know I'm going to be wrenching a little bit."
– Ron Gordon, Fundraiser
A colleague and some of the pupils they teach worked together to dream up a menu, complete with fish eyes, worms and bugs.
As they looked on, Ron completed the challenge and remarked it was probably the worst he had felt after eating a meal.
"At the end of the day, there are a lot of people out there that aren't as well off as ourselves and we've got to think about other people. If we can raise a bob or two for the charities, then we are all winners."