Organisers of The Big Push have postponed the trolley dash which was scheduled for this Sunday...
Organisers of The Big Push have postponed the trolley dash which was scheduled for this Sunday.
The annual fundraising event was due to set off on the eight-mile route from the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire to the University of Warwick with nurses, doctors, families and friends of premature babies pushing decorated shopping trollies while wearing fancy dress.
But the drop in temperatures has forced the organisers into a re-think and the event to boost the Grace Research Fund which funds research into the causes of premature births and the best forms of neonatal care will now take place in the spring.
Dr Andy Coe, consultant paediatrician at University Hospital, said he was sorry for any inconvenience this would cause.
“The Big Push is one of our highest raising fundraising events of the year but the anticipation of near-zero temperatures this weekend means we have decided to postpone this Sunday’s trolley dash,” he said.
“In the spring it will be much warmer and the change in date will give the teams who have already entered more time to practice!
“Once we have confirmed a new date, we will be post it on our website at www.graceresearchfund.org.”