SQUASH fans helped to raise more than £1,500 for charity with a 24-hour 'squashathon' in aid of BME Health Network and Eyecare Trust.
Players turned out at Vale Farm Sports centre from midday Saturday through to the same time Sunday to show their skills on the court.
Scores of children took to the courts first as they played from noon until 2pm, with adults taking over after that.
Later on in the evening local squash players were given the chance to battle it out with professionals before the highlight of the day.
At 8pm Pakistani Junior Squash champion Farzan Rasheed took on 14th in the world, British squash star Adrian Grant, in an exhibition game which lasted nearly an hour and a half.
Squash players from across the borough then took to the court again to ensure play was ongoing throughout the night.
As many as 72 squash players took to the court in total and it is hoped the money raised will pass the £2,000 mark in the coming weeks.