23rd August 2017

Burger challenge to raise money for hospice

Calling all burger fans – a mighty meat-eating challenge is set to take place this week, raising money for St Richard’s.

Plucky participants can test their burger-eating abilities at Sampson’s at the Conservatory Bar and Kitchen in Friar Street, Worcester, on Thursday 24th August – coinciding with National Burger Day.

Carl Sampson, whose burger van was named the best in Britain by The Times in 2015, is the man throwing down the gauntlet.

He explained: “You must eat a five patty bacon bomb in 10 minutes or less on your own. If you do, the burger is free – but if you fail, it’s £20.50.

“For every attempt – win or lose – we will donate £5 to St Richard’s. I will also personally match the total.”

The celebrated burger chef is raising funds for St Richard’s – which provided his parents with bereavement counselling after his sister died in December 2016.

He said: “My sister Katie went to bed at home and never woke up aged just 27. I really feel that without the support of the hospice I would have lost my parents too.

“The work done at St Richard’s is amazing and it can only be done with support from the community.”

To get involved call 01905 612687 or visit www.sampsonsburgers.com