Popular ‘Pimp My Barrow’ event raises thousands for cancer charity

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

They came dressed as everything from Power Rangers to Vikings and Hawaiian holidaymakers.

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

And now the fruits of one of the highlights of the University of East Anglia's calendar have been donated to charity.

Last month's 'Pimp My Barrow' event - at which teams of students dress themselves, and a wheelbarrow, around a theme before parading through nearby suburbs - raised a record-breaking £11,062.50 for cancer charity Big C.

This year 350 teams took part. Dr Chris Bushby, Big C's chief executive, said: 'Enormous thanks to everyone at the UEA for putting in such a lot of effort to create an amazing event and for raising such an incredible total.

'It will go a long way in helping support local people affected by cancer.'

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The sum means that in the past five years the event has raised more than £50,000 for Big C. Visit www.big-c.co.uk to find out more.


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The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The annual Pimp My Barrow pub crawl starts the UEA Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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