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Pram racers to raise money for Manchester

Maisie Jeynes 25th May, 2017

THERE will be a minute’s silence for victims of the Manchester terror attack ahead of the Alcester Pram Race on Sunday (May 28).

The race usually raises money for the local community, but following the tragic events on Monday, organisers have decided to divert all funds to victims of the attack.

Organiser Marc Venables, said: “We felt it might not be appropriate to go all bells and whistles, but the event will still go ahead. There will be a minute’s silence at the start to remember those affected by Monday’s tragedy.

“I really hope people can come down and support the pram racers. The teams always put on a fantastic display of costumes and prams.”

The race – which was revived in 2011 after a 30 year absence – will see teams of two or more racing non-motorised vehicles through the town, stopping at pit-stops – traditionally pubs – along the way.

This year, there will be prizes for Best Pimped Pram, Best Dressed Team, and Heaviest Baby.

Previous entries have included pirate ships, skips and other home-made contraptions.

The race starts at 1.30pm at the Cross Keys pub.

Visit the Alcester Pram Race Facebook page to find out more.

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