On behalf of the Pagham pram race committee and our president, Derek Bell, may we take this opportunity to thank all those who helped with the 67th running of this now well-known event.
First established in 1946 and run continuously since, each year the event has raised increasingly larger amounts that have been contributed to the immediate community’s local good causes, assisting young and old alike.
There is a wide range of people who turn up to help by freely giving their time and services assisting around the three-mile course.
These include TMS Sound Systems, Kennedys Agricultural Contractors for the rostrum, St John’s Ambulance, Sussex Police for assistance with road closure and the PCSOs, the Bear Inn, the Lamb Inn and the Kings Beach Hotel, Bognor Hotham Rotary Club members and West Downs (NHW) Search Team, as well as the many helpers who turn up to assist with bucket collections and marshalling of various junctions.
We would like to thank Rolls-Royce Motorcars Ltd for the generous donation of highly sought-after factory tour tickets, all won locally.
We also thank the many local traders who contribute prizes for the annual raffle.
We offer special thanks to our primary sponsors, KIA, a local garage group, Slated Barn and New Barn, Aldwick Road.
Our most grateful thanks must go to the entrants and competitors entering every year who make the most amazing efforts and provide entertaining variations of how to have fun on – or in – a pram.
We thank the increasing number of spectators (estimated around 4,500) that turn up regardless and their amazing generosity allowing us to help worthy good causes.
There are many other supporters who are now listed on our new website www.paghampramrace.com
We invite anyone who would like to help or be part of the committee to register or send us your good ideas.
Thanks to the amazing generosity of the people of Pagham who have supported our annual raffle, the street collection and various fundraising events through the year, we will be able to distribute a sum of around £5,000 in total to local good causes and caring groups.
Although not quite as much as last year, owing no doubt to difficult economic times that many are experiencing, many have donated time or money.
Finally, I must thank our president Derek Bell and my hardworking committee for all their efforts on the day and through the year.
Pagham pram race committee