Volleyball Paralympian Jessica Frezza auctioned off a freshly carved pumpkin in aid of charity yesterday - then presented the successful bidder with their Halloween treat.
The auction in aid of the NSPCC took place at the Budgens of Bromham store and the highest bidder won the personalised pumpkin for £50.
The store was full of local parents with their children excited to see 19-year-old Jessica.
She was joined by store manager, Russell O’Riley who assisted her with the auction.
Store manager Russell O’Riley said: “Every year we sell hundreds of fresh pumpkins, and we love watching the kids’ excited faces as they leave the store, ready to get carving.”
With regards to the Halloween auction and having a local star in store, Russell said: “It’s also nice to give something back to the local community, so we’re really grateful to Jessica for coming along and helping us to create excitement for shoppers as well as raise money for charity.
“We’re committed to helping local charities and recently donated £100 to Sports Traider charity through our Virtual Harvest campaign.”
Jessica said: “I was so pleased to receive an invite to my local Budgens store because I’m passionate about giving to charity.
“The NSPCC is a charity close to my heart, and Budgens has helped to support them by giving me this opportunity. I didn’t think pumpkin carving could be so fun!”