ORGANISERS of the Oswestry Colour Run have announced the event raised more than £18,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Hosted in the Shropshire Sculpture Park at the British Ironwork Centre, this year’s Colour Run has completely smashed last year’s total of just over £14,000, to raise a staggering £18,750.

The event saw runners from all across the region congregate together to lend a hand in beating cancer while offering much-needed support for those suffering.

An even larger number of families and children were in attendance this year, all bearing their own personal stories and connections to loved ones who have been affected by cancer.

Everyone who ran the course displayed a courageous sense of emotional drive to help support an end to cancer and its rampant blight on the world.

This year’s 3km course was specifically designed to allow runners to weave their way across the fields and parkland of Ironworks, where paint stations could be found dotted at several hidden points.

Clive Knowles, chairman of the British Ironwork Centre, said: “Seeing the families and kids literally get blasted in paint is pretty amazing and knowing that they’re all here to help push cancer back is unbelievably uplifting.

“What we can achieve when we all unite over a common cause is simply startling, and everyone is left feeling incredible.”