Students' decorated wheelbarrows help raise over £9,000 for charity Students' decorated wheelbarrows help raise over £9,000 for charity

Pimp My Barrow - Students in fancy dress

Pimp My Barrow is one of the biggest events of the year to take place on UEA’s campus. It involves students wearing a colourful selection of outfits… and some ingeniously decked out wheelbarrows.

For many students the carnival spirit that runs throughout the event, organised by the Union of UEA Students, is the perfect way to end the academic year. 

Most importantly the event raises thousands of pounds every year for the local Norfolk cancer charity, the ‘Big C’. 

Pimp My Barrow - Students in fancy dress

This year students raised over £9,000 – with nearly £50,000 raised since the first started nine years ago.

Yinbo Yu, activities and opportunities officer at the Union of UEA Students, helped oversee the event. He commented: "The festival atmosphere gets greater every time and this year we had more local residents coming out to watch the parade than ever before."

Pimp My Barrow - Students in fancy dress

"Huge thanks to the UEA students who volunteer their time to make sure the event runs well, and to The Farmhouse, Garden House and Black Horse pubs who work with us."

This year’s themes included Orange is the New Black, The Avengers, and Only Fools and Horses.

 

More Information

Read Joe Platt's blog about his Pimp My Barrow experience, and also Hannah Armstrong's blog.

See more photographs from Pimp My Barrow on the Union of UEA Student's LCR Facebook page.

Find out more about student life living in Norwich and studying at UEA on our website.