Preston radio legend brings back maggot racing for charity event

Posted on - 23rd April, 2024 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Competitions, Health, Longton & New Longton, Preston News, South Ribble News, What's On in Preston
John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore

Former BBC Lancashire radio legend, John ‘Gilly’ Gillmore is supporting a maggot race night to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance.

The event, will be presented by KTB Music, a service which provides tuition and entertainment, based in Little Hoole in Preston.

It will see Gilly commentate on the maggot racing, as he used to on the radio.

Those attending can place bets on the eight live races and enjoy entertainment from KTB Music.

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Gift and cash prizes are to be won as the maggots race down the ‘specially designed course to victory’.

The event will be hosted at Longton VM Sports and Social Club on Victory Lane and is supported by local businesses.

Those wanting to attend the race night on 24 April can book tickets via the website with all sales going to the North West Air Ambulance Charity. 

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