What better way to cool down after a gruelling workout in the blazing sun than by getting soaked with a wet sponge?

For once people were queuing up to be the spongee rather than the sponger at a fun day held by The 2000 Club in Heston yesterday (Sunday, July 13).

About 60 revellers were put through their paces by a British Military Fitness instructor at the event, held at Heston Sports Hall, in Heston Road.

After cooling down with a spot of sponge throwing, they were treated to a birds of prey display, and took part in a raffle and guess the weight of the cake competition.

 

The fair was opened by the former It Ain't Half Hot Mum star Michael Knowles, who is a patron of the charity, and special guests included Hounslow mayor Corinna Smart.

As well as helping visitors get in shape, the fun day raised about £90 for The 2000 Club, a sports and social club for disabled people.

Charity treasurer Alan Stacey said: "I thought it was going to rain all day so I prepared lots of indoor activities as a contingency but in the end it couldn't have been a nicer day.

"We're grateful to the new volunteers from Volunteer Centre Hounslow, and we'd love it if the new members who came down yesterday can make it to our future events."

The 2000 Club's upcoming activities include:

* Sunday, September 7, 10.30am-3pm, at West Thames College, London Road, Isleworth. Network Challenge sports event organised by young people, with sports including football, table tennis and javelin throwing.

* Sunday, October 12, 2pm-5pm, at Heston Sports Hall, in Heston Road, Heston. Sports day with activities including trampolining, badminton and skittles.

* You can turn up on the day but attendees are asked to call Alan Stacey in advance on 0794 4394 270.