It was a hair-raising experience for brave, bug-eating revellers at a community gala which raised £1,200 for charity last weekend.
Good sports Laurabeth Jaggar and rugby star Sam Smeaton feasted on grasshoppers, silkworms and ants in aid of the Featherstone Rovers Foundation.
The pair threw themselves into the ‘I’m A Celebrity’ style challenge at the rugby club’s annual festival, which saw 900 residents and fans flock to the Post Office Road ground.
Miss Jaggar, head of community development, said: “We raised £100 just from the challenge. The aftertaste was with me all night, it wasn’t the nicest experience, but it was worth it.”
Around 15 charities set up stalls to promote their work and raise funds, while entertainment was provided by Olly Murs tribute band Tristan Drew and dance groups.
Youngsters got involved in numerous activities such as Laser Quest, facepainting and rugby tournaments.
Miss Jaggar added: “The weather was fantastic, everyone was in really good spirits. It allowed us to get our message across about the work we do in the community – that the club is a community club and not just a business.”