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Fundraisers light up Telford Town Park Dark Run

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[gallery] Torches, glow sticks and florescent paint all helped to light up a park when hundreds of runners hit the road.

More than 250 runners kitted out in fancy dress and glowing colours took part in the Telford Town Park Dark Run to raise money for the Hope House Children's Hospice in Oswestry.

Having raised at least £4,000, organisers said the event was a huge success, with all kinds of people getting involved.

Kim Fawke-Williams, assistant organiser, said: "It was absolutely brilliant, it went really well. Everyone looked so great at the start with all the glow sticks and lights. It was great to see the eight months of hard work planning it pay off. There were lots of people there, even some children and dogs were taking part too.

"And of course there were people in fancy dress – we had a Supergirl, some skeletons, and we even had people in big fancy dress outfits doing it."

She added: "We decided to pick Hope House as our charity because I think children's charities really touch people's hearts. We all know someone who is terminally-ill or needs the help of a hospice, so I think everyone can really relate to it."

Mrs Fawke-Williams said she has had great feedback from people who took part on Saturday night and said that they may consider holding another dark run in the future. Donations and sponsorship money is expected to come in for the next few weeks, boosting the current total.

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