A FUND raising family are auctioning a massive pumpkin this Autumn for a hospital where their daughter is being treated for a life limiting heart condition.

Mandy Edwards of Badsey Lane, Evesham has raised money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital for over 10 years. To kick start her Autumn fund raising her husband, Bryan, has grown pumpkins to sell and auction.

Mr Edwards said: “ We will be selling pumpkins outside our house as normal however this year have decided to auction the heaviest one to the highest bidder”.

The big and ugly pumpkin, a variety called Atlantic Giant, weighs in at a whopping 40 pounds.

Mr Edwards said: “This pumpkin might not be pretty but its for a great cause so email your bid to bryanedw@aol.com by 28th October. I can even deliver the pumpkin to the winner if they live within 10 miles of Evesham”

Mrs Edwards will host the 9th annual Christmas Craft Fair at Leedons Park Childswickham on Saturday November 16 at 10am in aid of the hospital, where daughter Bethan has been treated for the last 15 years. Last year, the event raised nearly £1600.

If anyone can’t make the event but want to make a donation, the family have a website bethan.org.uk .