Last Sunday over 1,260 runners of a range of ages, abilities, and backgrounds all came together in support of Oswestry’s First Colour Run at the British Ironwork Centre which raised over £14,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event, which took place on Sunday, July 1, saw runners covered head to toe in paint, all while raising money for charity.

The grand total raised from the Colour Run was £14,320 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which goes to support cancer sufferers and their families in Shropshire.

Plans are already underway for next year's colour run, with British Ironwork Centre chairman Clive Knowles promising it will be even bigger.

"Next year’s Colour Run is going to be even bigger and better than it was this year," he said.

"More colours, more people, more fun. The dates are officially in, so pop June 30 2019 into your calendar because this is definitely not one to be missed. Booking will be open just before Christmas 2018, and we are hoping to open the course up to many more runners. Participants will be provided, as they were this year, with a 2019 Colour Run t-shirt, and will be rewarded for their efforts with a unique appreciation medal.

"Our aim for next year is to get even more of our community involved in coming together to help this wonderful cause raise additional funds for its support for those affected by cancer in Shropshire.

"We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers involved, your help was exceptional and we hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did!"