A GIANT pumpkin has raised a giant amount of money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Paul Stroud, at Pro-Fruit on Prospect Street, ran a competition challenging his customers to guess the weight of a giant pumpkin donated to the shop by Michael Smith of Boynton – and raised more than £200.
The final weigh-in of the enormous fruit took place at Boots on Promenade, and saw the scales tip to 40.9kg – or six stone and six pounds.
Three people guessed correctly and each received £25 worth of free fruit and veg from the shop, which Paul has run for around 20 years.
“We had a really good response and hundreds of guesses, so it is quite funny that three people have managed to guess correctly – it was a complete guess from one of the ladies who won,” said Paul.
“We raised £203 for the Teenage Cancer Trust during the competition.”
Paul donated the pumpkin to the Salvation Army, who will use it to make pumpkin soup and pie to sell at the Salvation Army Christmas Indoor Market on December 3. The money raised from these sales will also be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.