Two of Marlow’s top celebrity chefs are set to go head-to-head to raise money for charity.

Visitors to the Pub in the Park festival at Higginson Park this year can enjoy watching Tom Kerridge and Atul Kochhar row from Marlow Bridge to the finish line at the end of Higginson Park, with the support of an all-star Michelin squad.

It promises to be an exciting race as part of the food festival, which was started by Mr Kerridge and made its debut three years ago in Marlow, helping to raise much needed community funds for a new accessibility area at Marlow Rowing Club as part of its Marlow RowAbility project.

The project will upgrade part of the existing site to become a state-of-the-art, easy to use facility for the storage of boats and access to the river for the club’s para and adaptive rowing squads.

The festival will come to Marlow next weekend (May 17-19).

Spectators are invited to watch from Marlow Bridge and the towpath to cheer on their favourite chefs in the race.

A rowing club spokesman said: “Marlow Rowing Club maintains its status as one of the UK’s leading clubs for adaptive rowing, training top rowing Paralympian talent and hopefuls alike, and inspiring those with disability and mobility issues to follow their passion in rowing.

“Five-times gold medal-winning rower Sir Steve Redgrave is a lifelong member and major supporter of his hometown’s rowing club, alongside gold medal Paralympian Naomi Riches, who are both on board as part of raising awareness for such a worthwhile community cause. While Marlow Rowing Club has a new indoor state-of-the-art fully accessible facility, funds are still needed for easier and safer water access for adaptive rowers.”

The club aims to complete all the work within two years and has an ambitious target of £250,000.

To boost the start of fundraising, it has already been left a legacy of £38,000.

The club hopes to raise the remainder of the money through donations, grants and sale of debentures on single sculling racks.