Man takes on bug-eating challenge to fundraise for Downham Market nursing home’s Christmas trip

Adam Titcomb at Downham Grange Downham Market. Pictured Adam Titcomb ready for they bug eating challange.
Adam Titcomb at Downham Grange Downham Market. Pictured Adam Titcomb ready for they bug eating challange.

A worker at a nursing home in Downham had a creepy-crawly meal at the home’s summer barbecue on Saturday.

Adam Titcombe, maintenance man at Downham Grange nursing home, took on a bug-eating challenge to raise funds for the home.

It was Mr Titcombe’s own bush-tucker trial with everything from locusts, buffalo worms and mealworms to crickets, silkworms pupae and flying termites.

He finished off his feast with a zebra tarantula the size of a hand.

Before taking on the challenge, Mr Titcombe said: “I said I would finish off with the tarantula if I managed to raise £300 and the total has already topped £500.”

The home is hoping to use the proceeds on a Christmas outing for the residents.