Snail racing in Three Holes supports hospital wheelchair fund

PUBLISHED: 12:38 12 June 2018

Snail racing for charity. Pictured left to right: Carol Manning, Liam Cawston, Edward Mannin.

Snail racing for charity. Pictured left to right: Carol Manning, Liam Cawston, Edward Mannin.


A snail race evening raised hundreds of pounds to help fund wheelchairs at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn.

The Wheely Big Appeal was supported by Edward and Carol Manning who raised more than £1,000 to help the campaign reach its overall target of £24,000.

The couple held the snail race evening in February, which attracted around 80 people in Three Holes village hall.

Edward Manning said: “We were very happy with the support and the amount raised through this event. Our daughter highlighted the stories that were being shared about the appeal and we wanted to support our local hospital.

“It was very exciting to be a part of and we are very thankful for the support.”

Head porter, Liam Cawston said: “Wheelchairs are incredibly important in the day to day work for porters as well as the experience our patients have.

“There is a great need for them on a regular basis so we are very grateful for this donation and the support this campaign has received.”

The light hearted snail racing event had 64 digital snails racing throughout the night with eight separate heats taking place.

Each race was sponsored by different local companies with a great deal of support coming from the Wisbech area.

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