Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Five sausages? Under a minute? No problem...

11:14 13 June 2013

Linda Lines with dogs Jacob and Holly; Tony Reed of Reed's Butchers and Julian Turner, landlord of the Aggi prepare for the sausage eating competition.

Linda Lines with dogs Jacob and Holly; Tony Reed of Reed's Butchers and Julian Turner, landlord of the Aggi prepare for the sausage eating competition.

Archant

Be crowned North Devon’s sausage eating champion with pubs heats around the region this summer for local charity South West German Shepherd Rescue.

Blind German Shepherd Jacob is the face of the charity.Blind German Shepherd Jacob is the face of the charity.

SCOFF five sausages in the shortest possible time and be in with a chance to win £250.

It sounds straightforward, but five bangers are not so quickly disposed of, as contestants in the heats of a North Devon wide competition are soon learning.

The event is being hosted by pubs around the region on behalf of local charity South West German Shepherd Dog Rescue, with heats in June, July, August and a grand final at the John Fowler Holidays Combe Martin Beach Park on November 2.

The next heat is at the First In, Last Out in Bideford this Saturday from 6-8pm, with sausage scoffers everywhere invited to go along on the night and enter.

The charity, set up by Linda Lines of Northam, is desperate to raise money to bring Molly, a 10-year-old German Shepherd and her seven pups, to the UK.

She and her pups were abandoned on the roadside in Romania and left to die, but a local contact alerted Linda and the charity immediately set about working to save them.

One pup has died, but it is hoped the rest can be brought to the UK and rehomed.

Why not have a go yourself at the following heats: June 22, Beaver Inn, Appledore 5-7pm; June 29, The Aggi, Braunton, 6-8; July 13, Rolle Quay, Barnstaple, 6-8; July 20, Sandpiper Inn, Ilfracombe, 6-8; August 3, Village Inn, Westward Ho! 6-8.

The Aggi event and sponsor Tony Reed of Reed’s Butchers can cater for those with coeliac disease if they request gluten free sausages in advance of signing up.

For more information, call Linda on 07833 300720.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:35

Police are appealing for information after a woman in her 60s had to be cut from her car at junction of Abbotsham Road and Belvoir Road.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:43

Guest had to break glass with his bare feet and barely escaped alive with his young son after Europa fire that revealed ‘a number of failings’

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

The tractor, which still works today, was first bought in 1954 and is the inspiration behind a series of children’s books.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:51

Bishop Sarah Mullally visits centre as part of a three day tour of North Devon

Read more
Yesterday, 12:29

The force has confirmed it is investigating allegations in Devon and Cornwall of child sex abuse within football.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:12

A hearing will run next week in Northam to determine the future of Westward Ho! village green on Golf Links Road.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:43

School goes from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ in just two years

Read more
Yesterday, 10:25

Find out what time the Christmas lights will be switched on in Bideford on Sunday, and what else you can expect throughout the day.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:10

Find out how you can give a gift and help North Devon families in crisis over the festive holiday during our annual appeal.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Roundswell Residents Association is looking for schools, colleges and companies to come together to help spruce up part of the area.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications