Biochemica’s Warehouse Assistant has raised over £200 for a children’s charity after braving a gruesome ‘Bushtucker Trial’.
Mark Taylor, who handles the day-to-day operations of Biochemica’s 2,400 square metre warehouse and the management of its specialist water treatment chemicals, swapped his PPE for a bib as part of an ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ inspired charity event.
The 31 year old from Boosbeck feasted on a plate of devilish delicacies including mealworms, dog food, fish eyes, sheep testicles and even a jungle menu veteran – a witchitty grub, all in aid of The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF).
The charity was set up to take action against the effects of childhood liver disease, and provides information, emotional support, research funds and a voice for all affected.
Mark decided to raise money for CLDF after his close friend sadly lost his eight month old son to liver disease.
Commenting, Mark said: “I’ve seen a few series of ‘I’m a Celebrity’ and the stomach churning Bushtucker Trials involving animal parts, so I knew what I was letting myself in for.
“As it was for such an important cause, of course I agreed to get involved and I knew I could count on the Biochemica team to dig deep and help me reach my fundraising goal.”
Mark’s tenacious taste-buds raised a delicious sum of £220, with further donations continuing to boost to his total.
Mark added: “The team always gets behind each other in charitable activities, whether it’s individual fundraising or showing moral support for an event we’re taking part in together. I’m really grateful for their contributions as it made a big difference.
“A few of the team came along on the day to give me some encouragement as well, which I was thankful for, even though they laughed at me when the first plate of nastiness was presented!”