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Baked-beans-eating challenge launches St Albans Diocese's Harvest Appeal for uspg programme (16.6.17)


Chants of ‘Eat the beans, eat the beans!’ rang out from the children of St Mary’s High School, Cheshunt, as the Bishop of Hertford Dr Michael Beasley (pictured below) took part in a world record attempt to eat the most baked beans in three minutes.

The target was 166.

Joining the bishop on the school stage were USPG’s Richard Bartlett (below) and Jeremy Pearce, of the Diocese of St Albans.

World record attempt to eat the most baked beans

The three men had to make their attempt eating one bean at a time with a single cocktail stick.

The bean-challenge signalled the launch of the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2017, which is raising money for a USPG-supported development programme in the Philippines that promotes bean-growing among other income generation initiatives.

The tension – and volume – rose as the three minutes were nearly up.

Then the official adjudicators made their announcement: the three contenders had just fallen short, with Richard coming closest with 108 beans.

Champion baked-bean-eater Richard said: ‘I don’t want to eat another baked bean for a long time! However, even as I was eating them, I was thinking of the immense value of St Albans’ Harvest Campaign.’

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