PUB REGULARS were a sizzling success when they pigged out to see who could eat the most pork sausages.
It was part of a charity fundraiser for the Wingate Trust in Wrenbury.
It all came about after Gary Crane, 41, landlord at The Globe in Audlem Road, Nantwich, overheard a conversation at the bar about eating sausages.
He said: 'They all got talking about how many sausages they could eat and I decided to set them a challenge.
'I thought if we are going to do it we might as well raise some cash for a good cause at the same time.
'Sainsbury in Nantwich donated the sausages and each entrant paid £5 to take part, before being confronted with a plateful of 50, which they had to eat as quickly as they could before moving on to the next plateful.
'They had 10 minutes to get through as many as they could while being cheered on by a good crowd of regulars who came in specially to see the contest on Saturday afternoon.
'They placed bets and my son Stuart was the favourite at 2-1. At 12, he is really shooting up and can get through an unbelievable amount of food so they reckoned he was a good bet.' They were right because Stuart won the day after eating 70 bangers.
Gary was also a contender, along with customers Adam Kay, Karen Morris, Paul Dennis, Matt Gaffney, Alex Chetcuti, Drew McCall and his children Ross, 15, and Megan, 11.
More than £100 was raised for the Trust, which provides gymnastic coaching for special-needs children, and more cash is coming in as people pay their sponsorship money.