On Sunday the Trust entered a team in this year's Slough Barrel Roll. The team, consisting of Alan Harding, Dan Brench, Will Paine and Mark Bailey, took on the theme of the 'Mad Hatters' with Slough shirts and various yellow and blue coloured hats in a bid to promote the Club as part of the charity event. Accompanied by a barrel decorated by Julie Sliski in Mad Hatter's tea party theme, kindly lent to us by the Wheatsheaf pub, the team went up against four pubs from across Slough - the Moon and Spoon, the Rising Sun, the Red Cow and the Wheatsheaf.
With the Trust team going second as the guest team, the first stop was the Rising Sun for a single dart throw challenge, before moving on to the Moon and Spoon to match the beers to their logos. A long stretch of rolling down the High Street gave plenty of promotional opportunity as well as a great chance to collect change for the charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust, as the event moved on to the Red Cow for a croquet challenge. The final stop was the Wheatsheaf with a ring toss game and the after party with karaoke and the score announcement.
With teams marked on their choice of drink, for rolling the barrel all the way and arriving in their fancy dress among other things, as well as the challenges, the Trust team found themselves at the bottom of the pile in the rankings, but they were awarded the best designed barrel award!
With £124.12 donated to the bucket collection at the match on Saturday, the collection was topped up by the people of Slough to £182.34 to go with around £300 on the sponsor form, so thank you to everyone who has given for this worthy cause.
Thank you also to those who entered the event for us and to those who supported us. It was a great day that has hopefully raised a lot for charity.