|Sir Norman Wrassle|
Speaking at the TMB's offices in Preston earlier today, chairman Sir Norman Wrassle said "Sales of the TMB 2015 Diary have raised a total of £235 and I'm delighted to say we'll be posting off our cheque to the MS Society on Monday. I would like to thank all those who have purchased a copy - making it the most successful meat-based marketing board diary ever published!"
Sir Norman also thanked the dozens of people who had contributed to the TMB's #MSisOffal campaign which highlighted the number of poor quality meat-based puns on Twitter and Facebook. "I believe over £660 has been donated direct to the MS Society and to its sister organisations in the US and elsewhere. This was a fabulous response and I'm personally very grateful to everyone who has made a donation," he said.
The funds were boosted by a tripe-tasting event hosted by Nelly's Barn - the mobile West Country gourmet event catering company - at Leeds Trinity Kitchen earlier this month, which raised an additional £106 for the campaign. Sir Norman said he was sad that a prior engagement had prevented him attending the event, which saw Catalan-style tripe with spiced tomatoes served to an appreciative audience of tripe lovers drawn from across the north. "This just goes to show that tripe is making a comeback," Sir Norman said.
Tripe lovers wishing to make a donation to the MS Society can still do so by visiting their website.