Karts of all shapes and sizes raced along Church Road at Magdalen on Saturday for the annual Cock Inn-organised soap box event.

For the third year, crews raced their home-made karts down the hill in front of the village pub and helped to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn at the same time.

A total of 13 karts went for honours and the winners were the Cool Runnings team.

The event was organised by publicans James and Tracey Kidney along with regular Graham Spicer.

Mr Spicer said there was a downpour at the start of the event, but luckily the races all went ahead as planned.

However, a torrential spell of rain later on when the music was about to start did affect attendances.

“I think we had about 250 people at the pub then and it just poured with rain, it was torrential,” said Mr Spicer, who added: “We had a great time and everyone said they enjoyed all the activities.”

Money raised from the event will go towards the neonatal intensive care unit at the Gayton Road hospital.