A group of Morris Dancers have handed over more than £1,000 to charity.

For some, Boxing Day is a day for sport or going to the sales but in Ewell Village it is the day when hundreds turn out to watch the colourful Ewell St Mary’s Morris Men’s traditional Boxing Day dance tour of Ewell.

Commencing at the Famous Green Man the tour culminates at the Mill, opposite the Wheatsheaf, with a traditional Mummers play.

Aiding the Morris men with the Mummers Play this Boxing Day was Epsom & Ewell’s Mayor Liz Frost who sportingly stepped in to deliver extra lines of infamy.

This year, the tour collected £1,167 which was divided between charitable causes St Mary's Church Ewell and the Mayor's charities, which include Epsom and Ewell Citizens Advice, Lower Mole Countryside Trust and the Sunnybank Trust.

Ewell St Marys Morris Men started their traditional Boxing Day Tour last century and do not want the tradition to die out so are looking now for new fun loving recruits to join them to be ready for next year.

To get involved or for more details check their Facebook page or send an email to contact@ewellmorris.co.uk