About 600 fundraisers descended on Wimbledon Park on Saturday to throw balls at each other in fancy dress.

The Mencap dodgeball championships on September 1 saw competitors try their hand at the unusual American sport - which sees two teams of players at opposite ends of a court throw ball at their opponents to eliminate them from the game.

The event raised £23,000 last year and the organisers said they hope to better it this year.