A fun run held in a south Bucks village at the weekend for a girl with cerebral palsy hit "record numbers".

Villagers in Penn and Tylers Green held a three-mile fun run at the Tylers Green common on Sunday to raise money for Orla’s Own Steps, a charity set up by the parents of four-and-a-half-year-old Orla Brash, who has diplegic cerebral palsy (CP).

Around 800 runners and 1,500 people turned up for the event, which mum Sue said was "overwhelming" to see. 

She said: "I'm very pleased with how it went. We had record numbers at the fun run. Schools were encouraging children to take part which is just great.

"Orla loved it, she really enjoyed herself."

The condition causes tense muscles and spasms, particularly in the leg where muscles can get extremely tight and, over time, causes joints to stiffen, reducing movement.

Sue is hoping to raise £32,000 for an operation that will help Orla to walk unaided, which is not available on the NHS, plus a further £55,000 for around five years of intense therapy following the surgery.

She hopes the money raised at the weekend will take them over target to allow Orla to have even more therapy.

Orla was diagnosed at the age of two after her parents realised her lower limbs seemed stiffer than other babies’. Her paediatrician referred her to a physiotherapist who, after a number of weeks of therapy, deduced she was developing diplegic CP.

Four men from the village built a life-size replica of the boots, which are a part of the charity's logo, with a seat for Orla so she could also take part in the run.

Sue added: "Everything was done by the local community which is lovely as everyone knows each other so well. We have really built a bond with one another."