A FUNDRAISING run through Pontypool organised for a Welsh cancer charity has raised in excess of £24,400.

The St David’s Hospice Care Pontypool 10k Home Run took place at the end of February earlier this year, with 545 runners taking part.

“We anticipated raising possibly £15,000 this year and have realised nearly £10,000 more which is fantastic for our patients,” said event director Christine Vorres.

Of the 545 participants, a field of 10 took to the course from Johnsey Estates, who were the main event sponsors, and raised a total of £7,000.

“The Johnsey Team were completely committed to supporting us and their support has taken the total raised from the 10k race over the £20k mark for the first time,” added the event director.

“Also sponsoring the event were local companies Kama Mortgages and Designer Print, and we sincerely thank them. We would also like to extend our grateful thanks to all the wonderful runners who raised sponsorship money.”

Johnsey Estates marketing manager, Gemma Johnsey-Plumley, said “We have all enjoyed working with St David’s Hospice Care and raising money for such a worthy cause.”

The next Pontypool 10km Home run will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 10am, with the start and finish of the event located in Pontypool Park.

Registration for the event has opened and to take part, visit stdavidshospicecare.org/event-details/pontypool-10k/ or call 01633 851051.