02:30AM, Thursday 03 July 2014
An Advertiser team is hoping to conquer all in tonight's (July 3) inaugural Cracker Charity Challenge.
The tournament kicks off at 6pm in Braywick Park, and sees teams of colleagues and friends take each other on at a relay-race, then 15 minute rounds of football, tag-rugby, volleyball and rounders.
The entry fee is £100 per team with profits going straight into the Advertiser's Cracker Appeal. The appeal funds Christmas parties and days out for community groups.
Last year it raised almost £10,000.
Joining The Advertiser side are two Shanly Homes teams, one from Berkshire College of Agriculture, a Royal Borough council side, and a squad from Lane4 in Marlow.
The newspaper 'athletes' will be hoping to avenge the 11-0 thrashing dished out by the Magnet Leisure Centre football team at Braywick Park in November 2013.
Chairman and chief executive of Baylis Media Ltd, Jeremy Spooner, said: "The boot camp sessions have been hard but worth it and where we have been lacking we have simply employed someone with the right skill set to help the team triumph on Thursday evening.
"Bring it on!"
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