TWO teachers were greeted by hooting cars and waves as they embarked on a charity walk in fancy dress outfits.
Tom Crowe and Simon Hayns, who teach construction at Mellow Lane School, in Hewens Road, Hayes, set off at the crack of dawn on the 18-mile walk from Amersham back to the school, wearing a flattering fairy outfit and a dazzling disco ball costume.
The pair raised £1,000 on the day, and the money will go towards a £23,000 fund that will send some teachers and staff to Zambia in July, where they will be building a home for villagers.
The trip is being organised by housing charity Habitat for Humanity.
Mr Crowe, who went to South Africa last year with the charity, said: "It is a fantastic cause, and it will be a good experience for the youngsters, who in the past have found it very emotional and rewarding.
"You really see how much we take things for granted.
"It was a lovely morning and we got a lot of support from passers-by along the way. Hopefully, it put a smile on people's faces."