Staff at Amersham-based construction firm Inland Homes raised more than £25,000 for medical charities by completing the formidable 5K Color Obstacle Rush at Royal Windsor Racecourse.

The race, which took place on one of the hottest days of the year, saw 19 employees and relatives tackling 20 obstacles including giant inflatable slides, bouncy castles, balance beams and water balloons while being pelted with 8 different colours of paint.

Inland Homes employees and their relatives celebrate after the race

The total sum of £25,020 was presented to representatives from three charities close to the competitor's hearts, forCrohns, NeST (Nephrotic Syndrome Trust) and Sightsavers. The total vastly exceeded their fundraising target of £15,000.

forCrohns is a charity which helps those with Crohns, a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. They work towards finding a cure and improving awareness of the condition and its symptoms.

NeST funds research into new ways to treat and cure the kidney disease Nephrotic Syndrome and reduce the rejection of transplanted kidneys.

Sightsavers is an international charity working to eliminate avoidable blindness and supporting people with visual impairments so they can live independently.

The cheques totalling over £25,000 are presented to the chosen charities at the firm's Amersham headquarters.

Inland Homes chief executive, Stephen Wicks, thanked all those who sponsored them.

"Each charity has a very special meaning for Inland, so making a difference with this sponsorship means a lot to us,” he said.