Damp but not downhearted!

For the past ten years we have enjoyed good weather for the annual Pram Race, our luck couldn’t hold but the enthusiasm of the runners and their prams this year was largely undiminished. The challenging damp conditions saw 620 runners turn out, only 30 down on 2018 and the same number of Prams (80) dashed through the village. The weather certainly dampened the spirits of the supporting crowds on Boxing Day so many thanks to those that braved the conditions to raise money to support deserving causes in the local community. 

 

Community events like the Pram Race are not be possible without over 50 volunteer marshals manning those road closures, many thanks to them all - it was well worth the effort.

Thanks to our sponsors

Each Pram Race is made possible by the support of organisations like Balfour Beatty, Kircher Building Services, Penny Car Hire and especially Wooldridge that generously provide clean up services. In addition, Strutt & Parker sponsored the race and each of the pubs and club made a contribution to our security costs. 

Want some of the dosh we collected?

With the spectator attendance down this year the Windlesham Pram Race charity may struggle to distribute a similar amount to last year’s total of £9,200. About half the income comes from entry fees paid by the runners and this is supplemented by the street collection from the generous supporting crowds. What we have will go to support deserving causes in the local community, many of which are nominated by the volunteer marshals and helpers. The total money raised will be published after we have paid for all the costs, predominantly security. 

If there is a local good cause that you think needs our support, please write NOW to the Pram Race Treasurer, David Pollen (david.pollen@btinternet.com), providing full details and the charity trustees will consider your request. Disbursements are made in early April.