01:03AM, Monday 30 September 2013
High-spirited teams of all ages and abilities took to the track at Braywick Sports Ground for the annual Lions Fundrun.
The relay race held on Saturday in Braywick Road, saw 16 teams of altering sizes complete as many laps of the 400m track in Maidenhead as they could within 55 minutes.
An adult team completes an average of 60 laps in the allocated time .
With a strong emphasis put on the "fun" element of the event, competitors were permitted to walk or run.
The Fundrund, organised by The Lions Club of Maidenhead, also welcomed disabled athletes.
Presidents of The Lions Club, Brenda Butler, said: "It is so inclusive because it is for the old and young as well as the disabled, it's just wonderful and such a nice opportunity to catch up with everybody."
Half of the money raised by each team will go towards their own chosen charity and the other half will be donated to the Thames Valley Adventure Playground (TVAP).
The TVAP provides a safe playing environment for children and adults with learning difficulties.
The Lions hope the run will match last year's total and raise in the region of £5,000.
Teams who took part included a team from St Pirans School, children from Alwyn Infant School, The Maidenhead and Windsor Childminding Group as well as the mayor’s team.
Absent of Mayor of Windsor and Maidenhead Andrew Jenner, the mayor’s team was made up of eight representatives who took part to raise money Maidenhead Sea Scouts.
Deputy mayor John Lenton, who attended the Fundrun and supported all teams from the sidelines, said: "The Lions Club must be commended for the work it does."
The Lions Club will be celebrating its 40th birthday at the Monkey Island Hotel in Bray on Sunday, October 13.
Guest will include Michael Shanly and the Advertiser's editor Martin Trepte along with the organisation's first president Bill Granville.
Top Ten Articles
The Royal Borough will ask Government to raise its status in the three-tier coronavirus alert system from Medium to High next week.