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24th July 2019

Thousands attend Sunderland’s first Soap Box Challenge event

Competitors were aiming for soap and glory as the city’s first ever Soap Box Challenge got off to a flying start. Forty teams from around the region got on their marks to race down the course in Herrington Country Park in their specially-made motorless vehicles. From a furry dog car inspired by the film Dumb […]

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24th July 2019

The Wacky creations that took part in North East Soapbox Challenge, Sunderland

THOUSANDS of people turned out for the North East Soapbox Challenge featuring dozens of wacky creations. The quirky family day at Wearside’s Herrington Country Park was joined by Greggs (Bakers) Foundation, The Roundhouse, Tharsus and the likes of Parkside Community Centre. Youth workers, groups of friends and family groups , all who had had built their […]

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24th July 2019

Soapbox action in Sunderland sees racers out to clean up the competition

It was a case of the wacky races in Sunderland this Saturday as crowds turned out for The North East Soapbox Challenge. Organisers of the quirky family day at Herrington Country Park were expecting around 15,000 spectators at what they billed as the region’s largest free event. And families flocked to watch as the action got under […]

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