Annual strawberry race

The annual strawberry race in Essex is late this year because of the cold spring.

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  1. Emily Knight

Fruits of success for Air Ambulance

Little Scarlet strawberries Credit: ITV Anglia

A charity Strawberry Race at Tiptree near Colchester has raised £2,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance.

In it's 7th year the race attracts fruit pickers from all over the country. They have 60 minutes to collect as many strawberries as possible.

Tiptree Strawberry Race, Essex Credit: ITV Anglia

Teams take part as well as individuals and it's all to raise money for charity. Now a cheque for £2,000 will be handed over to the Essex Air Ambulance.

This years race was delayed because of the cold springer, it's normally held in mid-June.

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