Les sinks teeth into challenge

Les (left) and Scott are served up the massive burgers.
Les (left) and Scott are served up the massive burgers.

Volunteer Les Hoey MBE is renowned for serving up treats for children battling life-limiting illnesses, but this time he was served up a surprise himself as he faced up to a ‘Man v Food’ challenge.

The tireless fundraiser, who organises days out and celebrity meet and greets for youngsters being treated at Yorkhill Hospital, accepted the challenge at Taste Budz cafe in Bellshill on Thursday.

Facing Les and his volunteer opponent, Scott Tolson from Netherton, was a super-sized burger - weighing no less than 5lb - complete with sides.

To find out how they got on, see next week’s Times & Speaker.