Thursday, 14 June 2007

Commons v Lords Tug of War

Last night I went along to the annual spectacle of the Commons v Lords Tug of War. This year's Tug was the 20th anniversary of the event which sees MPs and Peers of all shapes and sizes put on their shorts and t-shirts and pull a piece of rope in front of hundreds of cheering and laughing people, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Relief.

As the event has grown in popularity, more teams have participated in this tomfoolery including the press v broadcasters who, not to be outdone by the parliamentarians, field famous political names and faces grimacing and grunting their way to success.

Cheerleaders include Mariella Frostrup and Jeremy Vine comperes the entire event. A fun dinner and auction follows the Tug, which last night saw over £25,000 raised for Macmillan Cancer Relief. Everyone who takes part is basically mad, but it is all in a good cause and is ultimately a brilliant event enjoyed by all.

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