Messy prank for charity’s funds

Ross Hendry, of Spurgeons, gets a gunking
Ross Hendry, of Spurgeons, gets a gunking

The chief executive of a charity got more than he bargained for when he received a gunking at a fundraising event.

Rushden Children’s Centre and Newton Road Children’s Centre held the messy play morning which saw Spurgeons’ chief executive Ross Hendry covered in baked beans and gunk to raise money for the charity.

The event was part of Spurgeons annual Big Orange Stomp fundraising event and also saw families and staff from Irthlingborough Children’s Centre walk into town with the town crier to hold a cake sale.

Higham Ferrers Children’s Centre hosted a danceathon at the Wesleyan Church in Rushden and also held a bulb planting session which saw wellies turned into plant pots for the day.

Mr Hendry said: “I had great fun at the children’s centre and getting gunked was a small price to pay for the money we raised.”