The inaugural Wichelstowe Games has officially raised £3,600 for the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust.

Organised by the new Hall & Woodhouse pub adjacent to the canal on the southern edge of Swindon, teams competed across four events, including cycling, canoeing and rock climbing.

Tessa Lanstein, head of projects at the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, said: "We are sincerely grateful for being chosen as the first beneficiary of the inaugural Wichelstowe Games and we're delighted it was such a success.

"The canal is already proving to be a major asset for the local community and this event has provided much-needed funds to continue its restoration, ultimately providing a vital new source of employment, leisure and tourism, as well as a new wildlife corridor."

The money raised by the event will go to supporting the construction of a new slipway which will provide safe access to the water near Beavans Bridge.

Karl Drew, general manager of the Hall & Woodhouse pub, said: "We wanted to arrange a fun event to give something back to the local community and were delighted to support the Trust at our first games. We're lucky to have such a beautiful waterway on our doorstep."