Worm charming raising money for Harnham Parish Hall

Worm charming raising money for Harnham Parish Hall

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:02am 20th July 2019.

It's not your usual fundraiser... but looks like a fun day out!

It's hoped the inaugural event today (20th July) will raise much needed funds to renovate Harnham's parish hall.

Organisers also hope to raise awareness of the importance of worms for our gardens, our farms and for the planet.


The aim is to collect as many worms as you can in 15 minutes.

Each team comprises 3 members – a Charmerer, a Pickerer and a Counterer.

You can use music or anything you like to entice the creatures out the soil!

The team which collects the most worms is the winner.

The catcher of the longest worm also wins a prize.

worm trophy
Who will take home the coveted worm charming trophy?

Don't worry the worms will be returned to the soil after the competition.


The event runs from 5pm until 8pm at the Parish Hall Grounds on Lower Street in Harnham.

If you want to take part in the worm charming you'll need to register your team by 5.30pm

As well as the worm charming there will also be:

  • Stalls
  • Worm School with Professor Worm (yep, we're serious!)
  • Games and competitions
  • Crafting for kids
  • BBQ
  • Beer and Pimms bar
Parish Hall Harnham
The Worm Charming Contest is a fundraiser for the  Harnham Parish Hall Transformation Project.

You can read the full rules here:



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