Croc burgers, grubs and Mongol rallies

Cow Bar and Grill, Cannon Street, Preston
Cow Bar and Grill, Cannon Street, Preston

The Cow Bar & Grill on Cannon Street, Preston, is holding a fund-raiser for the charity Cool Earth this weekend.

The event on Sunday is to support two members of staff who are taking part in the Mongol Rally this year hoping to raise £1,000.

The charity helps to protects endangered rainforests and build sustainable communities.

The rally starts on July 13 and they will drive from the UK, through 21 countries until they reach Mongolia six weeks later!

There is no route for the rally and the they will be driving through Armenia, Georgia, Iraq and Russia.

The day kicks off at noon with acoustic music and throughout the day it will be hosting a Man v Food challenge, a hot food challenge and a bushtucker trial.

The restaurant will also offer unusual dishes – such as crocodile burgers and wild boar.

In the evening there will be a burlesque show before the resident DJs play until 2.30am.

Tickets cost £20,including two cocktails and two side dishes.

The ticket also includes automatic entry into a prize draw for the chance to win a £250 watch donated by Folli Follie.

There will be lots going on for all the family – kids entry is free – including a magician and a face painter.

Angela Simpson, the manager of Cow Bar & Grill said: “We want to raise as much money as possible to support the charity.

“Our suppliers and local business have been great at donating a lot of what we need for the day which has allowed us to keep our costs down so almost all money raised will go to the charity

“We have put together an amazing day and want it to be a great success.”

See www.coolearth.org.