IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN
The 2013 Boxing Day Pram Race
As always, planning for the Boxing Day Pram Race has been going on feverishly in the background so that the event goes well on the day.
Once again we shall be organising the wristbands, road closures and marshals to keep the runners and spectators safe and making sure that the pubs are open and well stocked. We need you to start coming up with your team names and to get your entries in. Oh, and you might want to dust off the dressing up box and look out your pram building gear.
A few spoilsports last year
Sadly, over the past few years there has been an increase in the number of teams who like to enjoy all the event has to offer but don’t want to contribute to the charity aspects by paying to enter or bothering with a collecting bucket.
There is also a temptation to over do the booze! It's too easy to let the Christmas spirit carry you away. Please drink responsibly and legally. If you're under 18 it's still illegal even if you're part of the race. The Police will take action if they see the law being broken and the License for the event will be in jeopardy.
You know who you are - so do we - please don't spoil what is a great event by failing to do your bit for local charities or by allowing your behaviour to let you down.
What it's all about
The whole purpose of the Pram Race is to raise money for charity (Charity Registration Number 1145317) and the Committee is delighted to have been able to distribute over £8,000 to a wide range of local good causes in 2013. We're hoping to be able to give out a similar amount in 2014 but the costs of running the event are going up.
A full list of those who have benefited from donations in 2013 is listed on a separate page of the website. For those wishing to be considered for grant of funds from the recent event, please make sure that you apply to the Treasurer early in 2014 - details on the 'About Us' page.
Think you can contribute?
The Pram Race doesn't run itself, well not quite! As you'd expect after all this time we've got the organisation pretty much sorted. However, we are always making small changes to make the race run more safely, smoothly and with the minimum of disruption to the Village.
If you think you could contribute time, energy or ideas then the Committee would be very pleased to hear from you. We are always looking for local people willing to contribute to making the race a continued success.