Bushtucker trial part of Jacob’s fun day

PUBLISHED: 15:00 18 June 2016 | UPDATED: 08:26 20 June 2016

Erin, Elodie, Jacob and Jago playing on the carnival games.

Erin, Elodie, Jacob and Jago playing on the carnival games.


Brave volunteers took part in bushtucker trials to raise money for two-year-old Jacob Baird, who needs a £65,000 operation to help him walk.

Jacob's family took part in a Bushtucker Trial to help raise money.Jacob's family took part in a Bushtucker Trial to help raise money.

Jacob has cerebal palsy and the surgery would help him control his legs. This event was just one of a number of ways his family are hoping to raise the funds.

The family fun day took place on Saturday at Baytree Recreation Ground in Baytree Road.

Jacob’s family managed to stomach a number of bugs, insects, worms and fermented eggs in a bid to bolster their fundraising.

Visitors were also able to take part in carnival games and get to grips with a number of unusual animals.

Visitor Fraser with a Burmese Python.Visitor Fraser with a Burmese Python.

As of today (Monday), the bushtucker trials had more than £4000, bringing the total to £6500 for the whole day.

To sponsor Jacob’s family, log onto www.gofundme.com/Baytreetuckertrial

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