GME and Gawthorpe Maypole Coal Race

1st February 2016

Once again the GME Team are pleased to be supporting the fantastic children’s charity Levi’s Star. Gav will be completing the Gawthorpe Coal Race on Monday 28th March.

Levi’s Star was set up in the memory of 6 ½ year old Levi Ringer to support families whose children are, or have been affected by brain tumours. GME have been supporting the Yorkshire based charity for the last couple of years.

The race was newly introduced in 2013 due to the events popularity and soon became a great success. The Men’s race consists of carrying a 50kg sack of coal for a distance of 1012 metres to secure the best time. The event starts from the Royal Oak public house, Owl Lane, Ossett and to qualify for completion, the sack must be dropped on the Village Green where the traditional Maypole is situated in Gawthorpe Village.

In preparation for this event, Gav has been training hard in the gym every day and practicing carrying a 50kg sack of coal around Tingley.

Gav and the rest of Team GME have raised over £3000 for the charity to date. They hope to add to the collection but need your support!

Good luck Gav, we’ll meet you at the finish line!

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For more information about the Gawthorpe Coal Race, please visit

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