Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company is to launch a Pie Eating Contest on the 4 March at Frenchgate Shopping Centre.

Co-inciding with British Pie Week (5-11 March), ten competitors will race to eat three Toppings steak pies in the shortest amount of time to claim the ‘Donny’s Top Pie Eater’ accolade.

The current female world pie eating champion, Vicky Lindley, will judge the competition.

The winner will receive a hamper of Toppings products, including a Chilli Pork Pie, Stilton Topped Pork Pie and Caramelised Red Onion Dinky Pies with chutneys.

The event also aims to raise money for its chosen charity, YMCA Doncaster, which supports homeless people in the area.

“We hope pie eaters from Doncaster and beyond will come down and join in the fun, as well as support our chosen charity,” said The Topping Pie Company sales director Matthew Topping. “We are delighted to involve the current female world pie eating champion who will make sure the content is a fair feast.”

The Topping Pie Company will be running promotions throughout British Pie Week on products such as Peppered Chicken Pie, Dinky Pies and 920g Pork Pies.