TV stars take on eating challenge to raise funds for Manchester charity

Five TV stars have agreed to eat their way through a 12-course meal to raise funds for Manchester-based charity Once Upon A Smile.

Actors Duayne Boachie (Zack from Hollyoaks), Danny Miller (Aaron Dingle from Emmerdale), Daniel Jillings from ITV’s Prey, Waterloo Road’s Reece Douglas and comedian Lloyd Griffith will be competing as an all-stars charity team at a foodie challenge #DineAroundTheDome at intu Trafford Centre this week.

Courses include dishes such as Taxi Driver burgers from Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Chicken Curry Fire Cracker from Wagamama, Extreme Sausage Grills from Tru Street and Hot Wings from TGI Friday’s. Harry Ramsden’s, Wokooshi, Subway, The Shake Lab, Giraffe, Café Rouge, Yang Sing and Barburrito are also providing dishes.

Duayne Boachie

Daniel Jillings, co-founder of Once Upon A Smile, which provides practical and emotional support for bereaved families, said:  “It’s a big challenge, but I’m confident our team will perform on the night. The food sounds delicious and our team have huge appetites!

“It’s going to be a really fun event so we hope plenty of shoppers will come down to cheer us on and also help us raise even more money for charity.”

Also competing will be staff from local businesses including intu Trafford Centre, local car dealer Fords of Winsford, Leasing Options, Exclusec Security, PH Media and Trafford Leisure.

The epic eating challenge will take place at 6.30pm in the Orient, intu Trafford Centre on Thursday 6 April and shoppers are encouraged to come along and show their support.


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