A fancy dress pram-pushing race is being sponsored by a local builders’ merchant.

The Pagham Pram Race sees teams in fancy dress pushing decorated prams around a three-mile race course in West Sussex.

It has taken place on Boxing Day for more than 70 years, and regularly welcomes visitors from all over the world in an effort to raise money for local causes.

The Bognor Regis branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants will be joining as a corporate sponsor for the third consecutive year.

Depot Manager Paul Allwright said: “The Pagham Pram Race is a real highlight of the festive season.

“We are delighted to be part of this much-loved event and we can’t wait to see all the fun, novel and creative entries from the competitors.”

Andrew Goodwill, Treasurer of the Pagham Pram Race, added: “We would like to thank Covers for their continued support and look forward to welcoming as many people as possible to another successful Pagham Pram Race in 2018.”