The Oranges and Lemons Flingathon marks the sinking of the fruit-laded SS Indiana in 1901, when thousands of oranges and lemons were washed up on our shore. The event is masterminded by Paul Holden, editor of The Worthing Journal and it's now in its tenth year. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to local Paralympic athlete Lauren Jones, 16, who aims to join the British Wheelchair Tennis team and compete in the 2012 Paralympics.
With a Morris Dance troupe, the Mayor and an MP in attendance it was an idiosyncratically British event. The part I liked best was the moment when the crowd - already soaked to the skin - ran together to the sea.