World Worm Charming Championships 2013

Saturday 22nd June 2013

Two intrepid teams of worm charmers represented the Group at the 34th Annual Worm Charming World Championships at Willaston in Cheshire.

World Worm Charming Championships 2013

Our teams were fit and ready to go!


Half an hour's hard 'charming' was easy for our valiant teams!


Success! A veritable 'squirming' of worms ready to be counted and then released back into the wild.

This year there was lots of media attention.
Press Photographers were out in force and the BBC were filming a feature on the event for Blue Peter.
Presenter Helen Skelton posed for photographs with some of our team members.
(Chief Wormer Mike Forster was even interviewed on Radio 4
as the final story on the morning news programme).

Our teams achieved impressive hauls of 86 and 147 worms respectively, sadly not enough to take the Trophy.

The teams are spurred on to better their performances for next year's competiton.

Well done everyone!