All set for fun at annual pram race

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THE annual Kimberley pram race takes place this Sunday and as usual there is a whole host of wacky and wonderful entries.

Starting at the Stag Inn pub in Nottingham Road at 1pm, teams in fancy dress will race their prams through the town, finishing up at the Nelson and Railway in Station Road.

There will be free beer for participants, and street entertainment will include live music, fairground rides, inflatables, face painting, a stilt walker, balloon modelling, clowns, magicians and various stalls.

Members of the original pram race organisers from 1973 will be judging the best prams and fancy dress and the winners will be announced at 4pm on the town square.

Winners will receive £100 for best pram, the rose bowl trophy for best fancy dress, £50 for most money collected for charity and £25 for the winner of the speed trial.

As a tribute to Ian Campbell’s nationwide charity pub tour, all the proceeds this year will be donated to Help for Heroes.

Kimberley Town Council chairman Roy Plumb said he chose the charity because he wanted to ‘support Ian’s endeavors’.

Mr Campbell has raised over £142,000 for the charity after performing 365 gigs in as many days and said it was an ‘honour’ the council chose his favoured charity.

“This is the last blow for Help for Heroes for me really, so I really want to give the event a good push this year,” he said.

The pram race is organised by Kimberley Town Council, who work in partnership with the police and the borough and county councils.

Teams have still got time to enter the race. Visit the council parish hall in Newdigate Street or Roy Plumb’s hardware store in James Street and pick up an entry form.

Main Street will be closed from 12.30pm until 5pm.

See next week’s Advertiser for pictures from the event.