Fastest Pram sponsored by Vick from Sainsbury’s was won by The Orange Squad from THWVCG.
Most money collected sponsored by KC Pharmacy. Was won by The Masonettes from The Masons Arms
Teddington Pram Race 2016
2016 was the 3rd year of the new Pram Race organised by Teddington Society and Friends. It attracted 12 brave teams who created prams and outfits to show off their talents to potential sponsors.
It was all worthwhile as they collected over £ 3350 in team sponsorship
As usual the Pram Race Beer Tent was on hand to quench thirsts of both runners and visitors to the Village Fair; this raised £650 to add to the charitable funds which could not have been achieved without sponsorship from Sambrooks Brewery in Clapham, a firm favourite of drinkers at the Masons Arms, the HQ of the Pram Race.
Teddo the Pram Race clown was on hand to announce the prizes at the Village Fair. The Deputy Mayor Cllr. Kate Howard was on hand to award prizes on this sunny and colourful day. She must have been impressed as she said of the fair afterwards;
“I have been to many ‘fairs’ since I became Deputy Mayor just six weeks ago, I thought the Teddington Fair to be the only fair that allowed adults happily make an utter spectacle of themselves for the pram race, men in bonnets and nappies, men and women dressed up in orange baby jump suits, rather large baby clowns all racing round Teddington in large prams, perhaps not so much racing more pub crawling in large prams!
The stalls were great including a science stall from NPL, which was less about science more an IQ test, great fun!
I look forward to next year.
We are looking forward to presenting £2000 to Riding for the Disabled at Park Lane Stables. They will be using the cash to make a purpose built ramp to allow wheelchair bound riders and their helpers to more easily get to horse height. This will enable better access to enjoy their riding experience safely.
Elleray Hall will also be benefiting by £2000 which they will be putting towards IT equipment which can be used by their clients to promote on-line communication with friends and family.
Next year’s Fair and Pram Race will be on 25th June and we hope to see even more pram teams having fun and raising money for local good causes. See you then.
TEDDO THE CLOWN.
EMMA DURNFORD’S GREAT START PHOTOS.
“Why don’t you join the fun”, written by Wayne, recalls the memories of the 2015 race and suggests that this year we all join the fun !
Performed by Sara and Wayne, filmed around Teddington’s famous lock by Alan Benns.
The Teddington Village Fair by the Landmark Arts Centre and Pram Race is on 26th June 2016