Over the Summer Solstice weekend Dulwich Sports Club held an exhausting but fun croquet marathon raising funds for both the club and St Christopher’s Hospice.
For many lock-down has meant no sport at all, so Guy Scurfield and Peter Haydon of the croquet section decided to create some excitement. Croquet is one of the few sports where social distancing is easy to maintain while still giving the pleasure of knocking a ball about!
All sections of the club were invited to join them on a 25-hour slog, and overnight 50 people, many usually tennis, hockey, cricket or squash players as well as croquet stalwarts, made up doubles partnerships to see them through the night.
They started at noon on Saturday (20) and finished with muscles aching and eyes going out of focus, at 1pm on Sunday lunchtime. So far they have raised over £4000. You can still donate via their fundraising page.
For more photos including a beautiful time-lapse video of the sun rising over the lawns for the people playing the 4-5 am stint, go to their facebook page.