Video: Bolney Pram Race 2015

Babies, brides and Easter bunnies dashed past cheering spectators for an annual charity event – the Bolney Pram Race.

It was a Bank Holiday Monday for crowds to remember as the sun shone, drinks flowed and competitors dug out their best dressing up clothes to take on the course.

Bolney Pram Race Bank Holiday Monday. 06-04-15. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150704-113706001

Bolney Pram Race Bank Holiday Monday. 06-04-15. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150704-113706001

The children and adults races started from the Eight Bells Pub - with pit stops along the route.

A team dressed as babies scooped first prize in a traditional pram with team Bump N Tickle crossing the finish line seconds after.

Twelve teams competed in the junior race and 18 adult teams joined in the event.

All the money raised goes to two charities – Serv, which delivers vital supplies to hospitals, and DreamFlight, which takes seriously ill and disabled children on life-changing holidays to Florida.

Organiser Robert Dryer, known as ‘Posh Bob’ said: “The Bolney Pram race returned this year on April 6, after appropriately being on April Fool’s Day last year, and sees the return of a madcap dash around this quaint, and somewhat unassuming Sussex village.

“Last year over £10,200 was raised and donated to two national charities. Both the charities are so worthwhile and this is why we get so much support from all our sponsors in the locality.”

Although the money from this year’s race has not yet been counted – Bob said it would be ‘terrific’ to get past last year’s total.

Bob added: “The drumming group aptly named STIX and Joe 90 very kindly provided the music and gave up their Bank holiday Monday to entertain the crowds at no charge, good on them! This has, again, been so successful as always and it is now etched on everyone’s mind, Easter Monday – it must be the Bolney Pram Race! Here’s to 2016.”

The official time keeper was Paul Gurr, from Lloyds Private Banking, with Liz Cummins wielding the Pram Race Flag to start the race and welcome the exhausted winners.