Essex strawberry race raising money for charity

The Tiptree Strawberry Race is an annual event Credit: ITV News Anglia

Teams of strawberry pickers will be hoping to be the quickest, as they take part in the Tiptree Strawberry Race near Colchester in Essex, which starts at 9am this morning.

The annual event raises money for charity, with many turning up in fancy dress. This years theme is the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

All money raised this year will go towards providing a special summer lunch for Tiptree pensioners.