FUNDRAISING Scouts from Belper released 2,000 ping-pong balls down a town centre street as part of a drive to raise cash for a new community building.
The 1st Alton Manor (Belper) Group used a specially constructed 200-yard-long track set up on King Street for the race.
People bought a ball for £1 and three prizes were up for grabs — the first ball to the bottom won £200 for its owner, second prize was £100, and third won £50.
The race was part of a fundraising effort by the Scouts for a new building on Gregorys Way, Belper. It will be their headquarters but will also be open for use by the community.
Gary Chalklin, chairman of the fundraising committee, said: “We need to raise £200,000 to complete the building. We have raised £65,000 so far and have the land cleared and the foundations in. Trying to raise that much money is very difficult, but the building will be worthwhile.”