It’s top bombing at Sheffield championship

The annual Water Bombing championships at Ponds Forge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support where teams in fancy dress plunge into the pool
The annual Water Bombing championships at Ponds Forge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support where teams in fancy dress plunge into the pool
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WATER way to make a splash!

The World Water Bombing Championships returned to Ponds Forge for the eighth year - and they went off like a bomb.

Dozens of grown men and women dressed up in fancy dressed and hurled themselves off the one metre and three metre diving boards - with the intention of making as big a splash as possible.

There was a tin man and a lion, a host of wartime pilot bombers, a team in lederhosen and green wigs, and many, many unidentified flying objects.

And all the fun was carried out with the aim of raising as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Care.

The ‘Fatboys’ of Hathersage team, defending champions from last year, dressed in all-in-one Lycra Union Jacks.

Team member Dr Mike Thomson, aged 32, a bowel specialist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, took part in memory of his mum, who died from oesophageal cancer a few years ago.

“The Macmillan nurses were fantastic with my mum,” he said.

“With the other teams we helped raise £10,000 last year for the Macmillan nurses last year - so please sponsor us and help to support their excellent cause.”

Each group asked to raise a minimum of £376 sponsorship - enough to fund two Macmillan nurses for a day, giving vital help and support in Sheffield.

n To donate to Macmillan call freephone 0808 808 0000.