10:37AM, Monday 15 July 2013
Fancy-dress clad volunteers braved Saturday’s heat-wave to take part in the annual SportsAble Wheelchair Push in Maidenhead.
Members of the Braywick Road sports club along with supporters from businesses and members of the public embarked on a day long appeal around the town to raise cash for the charity.
The push kicked-off at 9am from the club’s base at Braywick Sports Ground with fundraisers free to go wherever they wished.
Due to Saturday's high temperatures, fundraisers opted for shady spots and air-conditioned supermarkets and were unable to travel as far on foot as they have done in previous years.
A host of costumes were sported on the push including two ugly sisters, a team dressed in Disney inspired attire as well as The Windsor Lions who embraced the tropics with grass skirts and Hawaiian flowers.
As the teams went collecting, members of the public were invited for an open afternoon for an introduction to a Paralympic pentathlon.
This included darts, new-age kurling and precision ball sport Boccia, air rifle and archery were also enjoyed along with a barbecue and refreshments.
The successful event, which was the culmination of a week's worth of fundraising, was rounded-off with music from rock cover band The PFJ in the evening.
With support from businesses including Shanly, Syngenta and Douwe Egberts, the charity is hoping to beat its fundraising target of £25,000.
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