It’s bean a blast! Father and daughter raise hundreds for charity by bathing in baked beans

PUBLISHED: 08:20 21 October 2014 | UPDATED: 08:20 21 October 2014

At the Lighthouse Ce]ntre, Ely, is Grace Hancock, and dad Rob Hancock, who will bath in beans, to fundraise for The Luke Cory Trust.

At the Lighthouse Ce]ntre, Ely, is Grace Hancock, and dad Rob Hancock, who will bath in beans, to fundraise for The Luke Cory Trust.

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Father and daughter, Rob and Grace Hancock raised almost £250 for charity by bathing in a bath tub filled with beans.

At the Lighthouse Ce]ntre, Ely, is Grace Hancock, and brother Ben Hancock, who will bath in beans, to fundraise for The Luke Cory Trust.At the Lighthouse Ce]ntre, Ely, is Grace Hancock, and brother Ben Hancock, who will bath in beans, to fundraise for The Luke Cory Trust.

The duo, from Little Downham, took turns to sit in the bath tub at the Lighthouse Centre, on Saturday, while supporters paid to tip tins of cold beans over them.

Grace, 15, a student at Soham Village College, was first to undergo the ordeal and said she was “surprisingly cold” by the end of her hour.

Grace says dozens of tins were poured over her and her skin was ingrained with the smell of beans for hours after, despite the fact she was wearing a wet suit.

She said: “It was disgusting, absolutely horrible, so much worse than I had imagined. I even found a baked bean in my belly button and my dad found one in his ear so they got absolutely everywhere!

“I am glad I did it though and I haven’t been put off of eating beans so that is good.”

The tins of beans, which were damaged and past their sell-by-date, were donated by Ely Foodbank.

All funds raised will be split between the Luke Cory Trust and Ely Foodbank.

If you can’t make it on the day, you can still donate to Rob and Grace’s cause online at: virginmoneygiving.com/team/BeanBathBonanza


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