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MAGGOTS, fish eyeballs and crickets were on the menu at a stomach-churning food fundraiser.

The quirky cuisine was served up to eight people, who were sponsored to take part in a bushtucker trial-style challenge.

Front left, Wissam Aessa, 18, and Stuart Cheal, back from left Tara Beacroft, 19, Lindsay Waterman, 28, (aunt of Oakley) and Lucy Wilton, 24, eating liver

Front left, Wissam Aessa, 18, and Stuart Cheal, back from left Tara Beacroft, 19, Lindsay Waterman, 28, (aunt of Oakley) and Lucy Wilton, 24, eating liver

And it wasn’t for the faint-hearted as the diners had to munch through wriggling maggots, jumping crickets and drink a liquid made of liver, milk and squid.

Four teams made up of two entered the bushtucker trial, which was held at Yates’s pub, in Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth.

Each person would have to take an item of food, chew it three times and swallow, in order to gain points.

The event was held to raise money for the Oakley Waterman Caravan Foundation, which offers respite to terminally-ill children and their families.

Oakley's mother, Lorraine Waterman, 37, with her slice of liver

Oakley's mother, Lorraine Waterman, 37, with her slice of liver

The charity was named after six-year-old Oakley, who died of a rare form of cancer in 2005.

His parents David, 34, and Lorraine, 37, bought a caravan in Chichester, which was enjoyed by their son and his friends.

A second caravan was bought in Devon, and around 50 families enjoy having a break at the sites each year.

History student Tara Beacroft, 19, took part and has so far raised £250 for the charity.

She said: ‘I’m a friend of the family and know the charity is a worthy cause so decided to take part.

‘I had never done anything like this before so was quite nervous about it.

‘I was alright with things like the ox heart and pig trotters because it wasn’t moving.

‘I didn’t like the maggots and crickets though because they were still alive.’

Oakley’s aunt Lindsay Waterman, 28, who works as a security officer for the University of Portsmouth, came up with the fundraising idea.

She said: ‘We’re so grateful to the money we get in from fundraisers so we can carry on helping.’

To find out more about the foundation visit facebook.com/oakley-waterman-caravan-foundation

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