UEA charity event Pimp My Barrow returns this weekend

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

This Saturday is set to be a 'barrow' of laughs at the University of East Anglia as over 3,000 students take to the streets of Norwich to raise money for the Big C cancer charity.

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Pimp my Barrow, which is celebrating its 11th year, involves decorating a wheelbarrow and dressing up as a theme of your choice before heading off for a bar crawl around the city.

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Starting at the UEA Square on Saturday afternoon, students will set off in waves to Eaton Park for wheelbarrow races, followed by The Farmhouse (Colman Road), The Garden House (Pembroke Road) and finishing at The Blackhorse (Earlham Road).

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Joseph Zilch, UEA Activities and Opportunities Officer, said: 'Pimp My Barrow is one of the highlights of the UEA calendar.

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

'It means a lot to students to raise as much money for the Big C as possible, they see it as a way of giving back to the local community.'

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

The annual event raises money for the Big C, Norfolk and Waveney's cancer charity, totalling over £40,000 in donations over the last four years alone.

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity

10th year of Pimp My Barrow, UEA students dressed up and with decorated wheelbarrows for a charity pub crawl.Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

Dr Chris Bushby, CEO at Big C, said: 'It never ceases to amaze me what can be achieved with a wheelbarrow and a ton of imagination!

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'The support shown by the students is overwhelming and their contribution makes a very significant difference to the 22 people that every day are diagnosed with cancer across Norfolk and Waveney.'

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