FUN runners braved the threat of rain to raise more than £10,000 in the name of a charity dedicated to helping children suffering from cancer over the weekend.

It looked set for a wet start for Sundays 26th annual Penn and Tylers Green Super Fun Run, but the sun shone through to give the runners a bright start.

This year the event supported The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund. Initial figures show so far the money raised tops £10,000 – while some of this will go toward organising costs, more sponsorship is still expected to come in.

About 950 runners took part in the two main races, with about 100 children joining in mini marathons.

Elaine Ball, chairman of the Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund said: “The day was a magnificent occasion – that is down to the tireless work of the Fun Run committee and the continuing support of the runners, spectators and local businesses.”

The charity supports children suffering from cancer, along with their families, by providing a holiday retreat as a much-needed break from gruelling treatments and hospital visits. Every year, around Christmas, it also sends a group of sick children for a trip to Disneyland Paris.

The Super Fun Run Committee is looking for 'new blood' to help organise next year's event . Anyone interested in taking part should call Alun Jones on 01494 816946.