Wisbech daredevil Dan to eat critters

Dan Smith chomping on insects to raise money for charity at the Salvation Army Citadel in Wisbech ANL-160522-215310009
Dan Smith chomping on insects to raise money for charity at the Salvation Army Citadel in Wisbech ANL-160522-215310009

A Wisbech daredevil cashed in on crunchy critters by eating bugs for charity.

Dan Dare, aka Dan Smith, tucked into a meal of worms, crickets, locusts and giant beetles during a fundraiser in aid of Wisbech’s Salvation Army.

Spectators grimaced as the charity’s volunteer chomped into the bugs at the Salvation Army Hall, and helped him to raise around £200. There was also a coffee morning with cakes, games and a plant stall provided by Jasmine Nurseries, which raised a further £100. The money will go towards the charity’s youth work.

It is the second time Dan has carried out a dare to raise funds for the cause, with his first being a hot curry challenge last year.

Suggestions for his next fundraising dare can be sent to: wisbech@salvationarmy.org.uk