Conker Championships are being sponsored by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

The 2008 World Conker Championships, held on October 12 at Ashton, Northamptonshire, will see thousands of conker enthusiasts all over the world congreagate for the competition that has been running since 1965, and last year raised £24,000 for charity.

This year’s Conker Championships, however, will be sponsored by the IOSH for the second year running. The IOSH says that “We had so much fun [last year] that we’re doing it again”, and is entering a team including its president, Ray Hurst, under the nickname ‘Crusher Hurst’.

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