A BARMY army of prams will fill Alcester High Street when the town holds its annual charity pram race next weekend.

Pimped out buggies will set off from the Cross Keys pub in Stratford Road, at 1.30pm on Sunday, May 28 to raise cash for Alcester Town Netball Club and The Ann Conroy Trust.

The trust supports education and research to help those living with syringomyelia (SM), chiari malformation (CM) and associated brain conditions.

Event organiser Marc Venables said: "As relatively little is known about the condition outside of those specialists in the field. Only a limited amount of research into syringomyelia is carried out worldwide.

"We have someone who lives in Alcester with this condition also well-known on social media is Blake Beckford, they live with excruciating pain on a daily basis.

"Alcester Town Netball Club will be one of the recipients of this year’s fundraising, they have been long time competitors in the pram race and are a self-funding group that promotes not only Alcester but friendship, fitness and competition."

There will be prices for outright winner, best costume, best pimped pram and heaviest baby.

People, who are encouraged to don crazy costumes, can also raise funds for their own charities through sponsorship.

Pram race organisers are looking for marshals, sponsors and raffle prizes. Anyone who can help should contact the group Alcester Community Pram Race on Facebook.

Entrance costs £8 per person or £25 for a team of four or more. This year the race is open to families as well as pub teams and town groups and societies.

The winning pub team will have the right to stage the race next year.

Registration must take place before 1.15pm.