Pram push in Skegness makes £1.5k for charity

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. Tesco's pram team.
Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. Tesco's pram team.

More than £1,500 was raised for charity as teams took part in a pram-based fundraiser, stretched over five miles and 26 pubs.

The event was organised by Claire and Simon Claxton, 38 and 34 respectively, of The Highwayman Inn, in Queens Road.

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. Flintstones pram team.

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. Flintstones pram team.

It saw about 30 people pushing non-power assisted prams made from scratch, with some teams using a wheelchair and trolley to form the base of their pram.

Claire and Simon’s pram took about two months to make, with their team using an old oil can as a base.

Prams were pushed on a route of about five miles, with teams stopping for a well-deserved drink and to collect donations at the 26 pubs on the circuit.

Once teams returned to The Highwayman Inn, they enjoyed a raffle, disco and more.

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. L-R Jasmine Parker 9, Claire Claxton -m landlady, Ashleigh Froud 15 and Destinee Armstrong 12.

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. L-R Jasmine Parker 9, Claire Claxton -m landlady, Ashleigh Froud 15 and Destinee Armstrong 12.

This is the first time that Claire and Simon have organised a pram push event, with help from Adrian Finley who came up with the idea after organising and taking part in a pram push event previously at the pub.

The pram push raised £1,507.34 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, a dedicated helicopter emergency medical service.

An additional £98 raised will be going to the British Liver Trust, which provides information and support for those affected by liver disease.

Due to its success, Claire and Simon are hoping to make it an annual event.

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. L-R Jackie Johnson and Carol Hall raising money for Donkey Sanctury.

Pram Push and fun day at Highwayman pub. L-R Jackie Johnson and Carol Hall raising money for Donkey Sanctury.

Claire said: “It was a really good day. It brought the community together.”