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Lords and Ladies and Wacky Races

wedding dressesWhen is a pram not a pram?   Answer when it is a Wheelchair, a wheelbarrow or even a scooter.  As long as it has at least 3 wheels on 2 axles, or in the case of wheelbarrows 1 wheel and 2 skids, carries a passenger and can be manually propelled the ‘pram’ and team can enter the Hartley Wintney Pram Race 2015

Wearing her ‘Day at the Races’ hat, Bates Solicitors Marketing Director Laura Roberts has joined the volunteer committee organising this year’s event which has races for all ages.

Speaking of her involvement Laura commented “I was delighted to be invited to join the committee organising this year’s Hartley Wintney Pram Race.   It is great to have an event which involves all ages – including teenagers – and is fun to participate in.   Last year we saw some very inventive entries and we are looking forward to seeing even better and even more creative ‘prams’ in 2015.   All the competitors are encouraged to raise monies for Naomi’s House and Jack’s Place a local charity providing hospice care for children and young adults.   What better way to spend a Saturday?”

The event is organised under the umbrella of Friends of Hartley Wintney (FoHW) a community group whose aim is to get residents engaged in the village.

The official race card contains seven races from Toddlers and Teddy’s to Senior Wacky Races with hot competition for the most inventive, amusing, bizarre entrants vying for first place.

The event and races take place on, across or around the historic Cricket Green with refreshments available from local businesses and a BBQ provided by Café Courtyard

Naomi House and Jack’s Place 

Naomi House and Jack’s Place is the focus charity and all teams are raising funds as part of their entry.    If you wish to make a donation to the charity click on the logo to visit the website.

More information is available from the official Pram Race Facebook page at Facebook/hartleywintneypramrace.

Finally, you may know that the word pram is a shortened form of perambulator (circa 1880 – 1885).   However did you know it has a second meaning being a flat bottomed, snub-nosed boat or light tender dating from around 1540’s?   Since the various European spellings:- praam, prame, praem, prahm, prám, paróm and prȁm are all remarkably similar to our English spelling, we may conclude that our old fashioned pram was indeed a ‘baby ferry on wheels’

Bates Solicitors, part of the local community.

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