THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for a hospital's paediatric unit through a charity fun-run.

A total of 250 fun-runners as well as serious athletes took part in the annual Run Wexham at Black Park country park on July 8.

An incredible £17,000 was raised by the runners, which will go towards supporting some of the poorliest children at Wexham Park Hospital's paediatric high dependency unit.

It was the first time Run Wexham had been held at Black Park and participants could choose between 10km and 5km trail races or take part in a 1km family fun run.

Anthony Kerslake, Frimley Health Charity fundraising manager, said: “Run Wexham has grown tremendously over the years and this year’s event was our biggest and best yet.

“Black Park was an amazing venue and this year we had more runners and raised more money for Wexham Park Hospital than ever before.

"We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in this year’s Run Wexham, as well as those who turned out to cheer them on.

“We’d also like to thank our amazing charity supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped to make the event such a success.”