Pram Dash For Charity Cash
Monday 11th July 2016 15:01 Mossley & Saddleworth News Posted by Lee Wild

The Mossley Pram Push once again raced through the town on Saturday.

The event, which was last ran in 2012, aims to raise money for the Mayors Charity Appeal which collects funds throughout the Mayor’s time in office, before distributing it to worthy causes at the end of their tenure.

Three teams took part in the run: the Mayor’s committee, dressed as Roman Centurions, Mossley Football Club, dressed as flower girls, and the Church Inn, who were dressed as nuns.

So far the total raised from donations is £600; however that’s expected to rise when sponsorship money is collected, with one team saying they’ve already collected £300. The money will help them reach the target of £10,000 for Mayor Gregory Brett’s time in office.

Mayor Brett said: “I’d never heard of it until someone in the Church Inn commented and said we should bring it back.

“There was a really good sense of community around it. Every pub we went in loved it and all the teams were really competitive.”

The next event to raise money for the Mayor’s charity fund takes place this Sunday (10 July) in Mossley Park. It’ll be hosting WUFTS, a dog competition featuring 12 different classes covering all types of dogs. An agility course will also be available at £1 a go to see who has the fastest dog in Mossley.