Magna-ificent thousand sought for gunge shoot-out!

By Sally Burton

Sally.burton @dearnetoday.co.uk

HERE’S the biggest, muckiest, silliest chance you may ever get... to slime up!

A world record attempt in GUNGE FIGHTING is to take place next week in Rotherham, and 1,000 people are invited to take part.

And that includes YOU!

Not only might you get to hurl gunge at TV presenter Dave Benson Phillips, but you would help to raise cash for children’s charity SAFE@LAST.

Big kids might remember Dave from his days with the cult CBBC gunge gameshow, Get Your Own Back, which gave kids the chance to dunk a hapless grown-up in gunge.

Dave, 46, said: “People always asked me what the gunge feels like, but it’s difficult to describe. The World’s Largest GUNGE FIGHT, should give those taking part some idea!”

“Put simply, you get as many people as possible in a large space, bring in buckets and – when the whistle blows – watch the gunge fly!”

It’s not for the faint hearted - the current record for a gunge battle is 500 people, slugging it out for two-and-a-half minutes.

Dave added: “I’m looking for 1,000 people of all ages.

“All they’ve got to do is to turn up in clothes they don’t care too much about, and throw gunge for five minutes.

“What’s not to like about that?”

The cost to take part in the event – at Magna from noon on June 18 – will be a minimum of £3.

For tickets visit www.vis itmagna.co.uk or call 01709 720002.