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Men run dressed as Susan Boyle and the Spice Girls

Men run dressed as Susan Boyle and the Spice Girls

Justin Burns

Men run dressed as Susan Boyle and the Spice Girls
Drags race through the town centre

Drags dressed up as Susan Boyle and Spice Girls' members could be seen racing through Windsor to raise cash for a hospice.

More than 60 men raced through the town centre's streets in the Thames Hospicecare 5km Drag Race on Saturday.

Teams and individuals donned frocks, lipstick, wigs and padded bras, starting and finishing in Bachelor's Acre.

Coming out on top and crowned drag king was Simon Macey.

The race raised more than £10,000 for the Hatch Lane hospice, and prizes were also awarded to the best-dressed drag and outfits.

Racer Alan Mellor, 40, from Bracknell, raised £310 and said he was motivated to take part in the event as it was something a bit different.

The father-of-six said: "It is a great charity and it is the first time I have done any fundraising and I was attracted by its uniqueness."

The Spice Girls

Organiser Michelle Bowdidge, senior events fundraiser for Thames Hospicecare, said all the men taking part had 'really enjoyed' it.

She said: "Cars have been hooting their horns at the participants and it is great to raise awareness for the hospice."

Visit www.thameshospicecare.org.uk to donate.

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