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Hartley Wintney Pram Race and Charity Fancy Dress Parade

Steve Watling from Rotary Club of Hart watches as Jill McDonagh, Corporate Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace receives a cheque for £500.00 sponsorship from Laura Roberts, Marketing Director for Bates Solicitors 2018

The quintessentially bucolic Cricket Green is once again the centre stage for the annual Hartley Wintney Pram Race 2019. Bates Solicitors are delighted to once again sponsor this popular village event.

Pictured are Steve Watling for The Rotary Club of Hart, Jill McDonagh, Corporate Fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace and Laura Roberts, Marketing Director of Bates Solicitors presenting a sponsorship cheque in 2018.

This year the Pram race was held on Saturday 21st September. Villagers and visitors alike enjoyed a full programme of events and fun for all ages.

The schedule included

  • Toddlers and Teddies
  • Scooter Races,
  • Soap Box Challenge Course
  • NEW Parents Push Chair Race

Feature Races

  • The Professionals Race
  • The Charity Fancy Dress Parade

As well as the race events, there were Bouncy Castles and other children’s activities together with a delicious BBQ provided by Courtyard Café.

Bates Solicitors Marketing Director Laura Roberts commented “This firm is delighted to again sponsor the Hartley Wintney Pram Race which offers everyone an opportunity to enjoy a traditional village event with a modern twist. This is the fifth year I have had the pleasure of personally being involved in organising the Pram Race. It offers a great opportunity to engage with other local businesses so they too can be involved in this ‘fun for all’ charity fundraising occasion”.

The Pram race has taken place each summer for a number of years. Long-time residents of Hartley Wintney will recall that the pram race originally took place on Boxing Day and featured spectacular sprint races.

Jointly organised by St Johns Church, Rotary Club of Hart and The Friends of Hartley Wintney, the event again raises funds for Naomi House and Jacks Place (Hospices for children and young adults), Winchester.

If you would like to enter next years event visit www.stjohnshw.org.uk/pram-race. There are some interesting ideas for Go Carts and Soapbox vehicles at www.kartbuilding.net.


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