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Last Updated: Saturday, 10 September 2005, 12:04 GMT 13:04 UK
Teams in real-life Monopoly game
Monopoly
Teams were hoping opportunity knocks...and the rain holds off
Charity fundraisers are taking a game of Monopoly to another level and playing it on the real London streets.

The players will be based in Coulsdon, Surrey, and their roll of the dice could send teams on the streets from Mayfair to Old Kent Road.

They can walk or take buses or Tubes, and must take a photograph as proof.

Organisers hope to top last year's 2,500. It will go to the House Guest Unlimited Trust to help children who care for disabled relatives.

The game, expected to last six hours, was postponed from 16 July because of the London bombings.

Trust spokesman Keith Eales said caring for a disabled parent can leave a child very tired, without a social life and often causes standards of school work to deteriorate.

"It is very hard for a disabled family to go on holiday so we give them financial support to have a once-in-a-lifetime holiday in Florida at Disney World," he said.


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