Guess the Weight of the Marrow 2012 – fundraising competition at London Patient Forum 28/09/12

At this year’s London patient forum meeting, MDS UK committee member Chris Dugmore came up with an ingenious way to raise money at lunchtime for MDS UK, following the theme of marrows.

Chris introduced the competition by saying she had been thinking about how MDS patients have a poorly-functioning bone marrow and would love to have a healthy marrow.  So this was an opportunity for attendees at the patient forum to win one! Supplying one of the organic marrows she and her husband Stephen had lovingly grown in their allotment, green-fingered Chris raised an amazing £75.85 by asking for £1 donations from the generous forum attendees to Guess the Weight of The Marrow.

The lucky winner of the marrow was Fiona Pirilla (also an MDS UK Committee Member!) who came closest to guessing the correct weight of 4 lbs 5 1/4 oz (1,965 g) with a guess of 4.5 lbs.

Fiona took the marrow home and cooked it with pork, onions, tomatoes and cheese.
See below for pictures of Guess the Weight of the Marrow 2012 and the cooked marrow!

Left Chris Dugmore and Sophie Wintrich announce the marrow winner
Right Marrow growers Stephen and Chris Dugmore and Sophie present the marrow to winner Fiona Pirilla
Below The delicious stuffed marrow recipe

To see pictures and the agenda from the patient forum, please click here.



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