Fundraiser to open festival

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‘MAN with the Pram’ John Burkhill has agreed to open one of Sheffield’s biggest festivals.

John was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours for his charity fundraising around Sheffield wearing a green wig and pushing a pram.

He will launch Lowedges Festival, in Greenhill Park, on Sunday, August 11.

Stephen Rich, of organisers Greenhill and Bradway Tenants and Residents’ Association, praised John and his charity work.

He said: “He is a top man.”