Can you tackle the monster pork challenge?

A SANDWICH shop owner is encouraging his customers to pig out on a giant pork-filled bap cooked up in aid of Help For Heroes.

Steve Benton, owner of Porky’s, on Rawmarsh Hill, Parkgate, is challenging customers to trough through the king of all roast pork sandwiches in aid of the servicemen’s charity.

Steve and business partner Kiane Fletcher are on the hunt for those brave enough to take on the massive 12-inch, 4lb bap, packed with a hefty 6lb of pork, vowing:

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“Whoever manages to eat one in under 25 minutes can have it for free.”

Steve and Kiane are hoping to attract sponsored competitors to take part in the against-the-clock Porky’s Challenge at an official opening event for the shop, which specialises in pork sandwiches and opened its doors for the first time 11 weeks ago.

Steve said: “It started as a joke, really.

“One of our regulars, Sam, who used to run The Alex pub up the road, pops in two or three times a week for a giant 12-inch bap with dripping on it.

“One day, I said to him ‘I bet you couldn’t eat one of those full of pork’ and he said ‘make me two and I’ll eat two.’

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“I expect Sam to be one of the first people to sign up for Porky’s Challenge. He’s pretty confident.”

Steve said that he was inspired to raise cash for Help for Heroes after seeing the community’s response to the death of Rawmarsh soldier Tpr James Leverett.

The 20-year-old—described as “a model soldier”—was killed by a roadside bomb while part of a patrol in Afghanistan in July last year.

Steve said: “I think what happened to James made the charity really significant to people in Rawmarsh.

“I really hope that we can help raise money for the cause.”

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Anyone interested in getting involved in Porky’s Challenge should contact Steve on 01709 431074.

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