Suit-wearing office workers swapped their work attire for neon tabards to raise money for a good cause.

Groups of fundraisers gathered at Canford School for the first Totally Wiped Out event in aid of Diverse Abilities.

The Dorset-based charity supports both children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities.

Before taking to the various obstacles, which included the punching wall, the tricky trunks, the sweeper arm and some very large inflatable red balls, groups were asked to warm up in the most silly ways possible.

What can only be described as freestyle aerobics was practised on the school's large playing field for the warm-up before the captains of the 'winning' teams were made to take part in a dance-off to earn some extra points.

Event manager Lauren McCullough said during the event: "It is mainly local corporations taking part and we have actually got six staff teams from the charity that are doing it as well.

"It is all about raising money for Diverse Abilities and having lots of fun and raising awareness too."

The charity hopes that around £18,000 will be raised from the day - partly made up of sponsorship that each team had to raise in order to enter. The minimum was £600 but some teams raised much, much more, Ms McCullough said.

The knock-out event is the first of its kind and the first to be held at Canford School.

Fundraiser Sue Reid added that it had turned into a real community affair as many participants brought along their families to enjoy the day.

"It is really nice they have got all this support by bringing along their families and we have been really lucky with the weather," she said.