WELLIES, eggs and champagne glasses were an interesting set of props as a charity held a unique sports day on Wednesday.

Learning disability organisation The Camden Society invited people from across Oxfordshire to the event, dubbed the 'Camden-wealth games', at Witney's Burwell Hall.

But this was a sports day with a twist, as participants competed in disciplines such as welly wanging and the very messy 'butler challenge'.

Teams from the charity's supported living services in Oxford, Witney and Banbury competed, with Oxford taking the crown from reigning champions Banbury.

But Jennifer Rumbelow, who works at the organisation's Oxford accomodation, insisted everyone was a winner.

She said: "Everybody came together and they all loved it.

"It's not just about team-building as people seem to overcome their difficulties if they think they're winning something.

"It's great for people's mental health and although having fun is the main thing, it's actually very advantageous for many of them.

"There were some great moments where people seemed to leave their troubles behind.

"Sport's quite a leveller and we try and do things that everyone is able to take part in."

People from The Camden Society's London base and those benefiting from its respite care joined the fun to boost the day's inclusive feel.

All in attendance and their carers were allowed to take part in the activities, with the 'butler challenge' a highlight.

Contestants had to transport a tray of champagne flutes filled with water back and forth as quickly as possible, leading to predictably damp results.

The fun reflected the ideals of a charity with a reputation for creativity, innovation and enterprise with its 'person-centred' approach.

Since starting out as a campaigning organisation more than 40 years ago, The Camden Society has grown to support more than 600 people across London and Oxfordshire every week.

The charity provides housing, short breaks and services from learning to leisure and works with more than 100 local authorities, health trusts and other voluntary organisations.

p For more information visit thecamdensociety.co.uk.