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Wheelbarrow Race 2018

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Now in its 5th year, the annual wheelbarrow race has so far raised an amazing £2,800 for charity.

We always choose one local charity and a national one, and this year we are supporting The Baptist Chapel and Cancer Research UK — with an additional donation to Redkite Radio to help with their running costs as our way of a thanking them for all their support of our events.

As before, this year's wheelbarrow race takes place on the same day as the village fete — Saturday 9th June.

To incorporate a lap of the fete we plan to start our wheelbarrow pairs off at 3.00pm from the Sports and Social Club.

Leaving at one minute intervals they will then follow a designated route calling at the public houses of the village, drinking a half a pint of beer each before moving on.

Here's the route:

  • 3.00pm start at The Sports & Social Club
  • The Rising sun
  • The Kings Head
  • The Rose and Thistle
  • A sprint around fete — minus the wheels!
  • The Green Dragon
  • Then returning to the S&SC

The event will conclude with the official time checks and prize giving for the fastest team.

The entrance fee is £25 per pair of adults, to cover our costs and hopefully make some profit for our charities

Traditional wheelbarrows only — no motorised vehicles or four wheelers!

Plus fancy dress — not essential but recommended, as there will be also be a prize for best dressed pair and barrow.

If you want to know more give Alan Lewis a call on 07931 719232.

Alternatively, please try to come out and support our brave pairs. This event may not be for everyone but we can all get involved by cheering them on past your homes, through the fete, at the pubs or back at the Sports and Social Club, where the committee is laying on a BBQ, we will have a raffle and the bar will be open.

Always great fun and very entertaining, it's a 'must see' event!

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