Pimp my Barrow: More than 2,000 students dress up and decorate wheelbarrows for long-running UEA fundraiser
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More than 2,000 students donned fancy dress to push decorated wheelbarrows around Norwich's pubs this afternoon for a long-running fundraiser.
Now in its 10th year, the event has raised more than £50,000 for Norfolk-based cancer charity the Big C.
Liam McCafferty, postgraduate officer for the Union of UEA Students, said it was hoped this year's spectacular would collect about £8,000.
'This is the largest wheelbarrow race in the world, fundraising for local cancer charity Big C,' he added. 'It included a wheelbarrow race in Eaton Park, three pubs providing food and drink along the way and gave the local community a chance to admire the costumes and contribute to the charity collections.'
Astronauts, scientists, fairies, food and film and book characters were among the inspiration for this year's costumes - while a convincing Prime Minister David Cameron even made an appearance.
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The clouds parted to make way for the sun as students got into the party spirit in the university square.
From there, it was to Eaton Park, before a journey through the Golden Triangle via The Farmhouse on Colman Road, The Garden House on Pembroke Road and The Black Horse on Earlham Road.
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With five to a team, about 400 wheelbarrows were pushed around the city.