Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mighty Marrow Is Giant Attraction in Greengrocers' Charity Fundraiser

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Mighty Marrow Is Giant Attraction in Greengrocers' Charity Fundraiser

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A GREENGROCER'S unique twist on the traditional cancerfighting 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' has gone down a storm with customers at a market.

A mighty monster of a marrow was donated to Winsfords Greengrocers of Wythenshawe by an allotment grower in the town.

And for 50p, customers have been guessing its weight.

Delivery driver Gemma Forster said: "Everyone was holding coffee mornings with cake but we are surrounded by cafes and didn't want to tread on anyone's toes.

"So we decided to do something different and have people guess the weight of the marrow."

Whoever guesses the closest will win a box of chocolates - while the green giant of a vegetable will go to a soup kitchen or food bank.

Gemma added: "There have been a few close guesses so it will be interesting to see who wins. …

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