PEOPLE walking along Stanwell Road in Penarth last week may have been in for a surprise when Admiral Cardiff staff became human mannequins.

The City Hospice charity shop held its Shop Wars event - which is a team building exercise for businesses and corporate teams and is held across a variety of the hospice shops.

Shop Wars is designed to create friendly competition between the teams who battle it out to make as much money as possible for City Hospice.

Last week, two teams from Admiral Cardiff took part at the Penarth store and Ely store to battle it out against each other.

The Penarth team started out giving away cakes and muffins for every donation made and then decided to create a 'living window' by getting decked out in dresses, hats and handbags.

Rachael Southcott, a community fundraiser for City Hospice said: "Matt and Lester were great sports and decided to go all out. They literally stopped traffic, with buses, lorries and cars beeping and waving as they passed. Passers by had to do a double take as the 'mannequins’ waved and changed poses through the morning.

"The Admiral team were such great sports and really threw themselves into the challenge. Shop Wars is about fundraising and creating awareness, but it’s also great fun! As Community Fundraising officer for City Hospice, I love events like these as they really involve the local community and businesses, plus they’re great fun.

The total amount raised by both teams was more than £800 - which will all go towards City Hospice. The hospice is Cardiff's Local Hospice and has been part of the community for 34 years.