MORE than 100 people took part in a festive 10k run around Llanidloes to raise money for charity.

The first ever Tinsel Run was such a success that organisers have confirmed that it will return in 2019.

Cambrian Mountain Events said: "The Tinsel Run was a huge success with a fantastic group of festive-themed happy participants safely completing the event. Your valued support made this event the success it was - thank you!"

One of the event's organisers, Heather Pugh, has set herself a challenge to fundraise for Marie Curie - a charity close to her heart. The money raised from the event will go towards her £10,000 fundraising goal. She has raised £8,723 since February and is £1,277 away from reaching her target. In June 2019, Heather will trek the Canadian Rockies for five days through mountains, lakes, glaciers and forests, trekking for up to six hours a day for the charity.

Organisers said: "The event was supported by a fantastic turn-out of volunteers from the Llanidloes community, the Llanidloes Explorer Scouts, Llanidloes High School Sixth Form students and Llanidloes St John's Ambulance Service; whose fantastic efforts and cheer without question contributed to the success of the event.

"A big thank you to the Pete, Nicola and the Llanidloes Football Club for providing the venue and their fantastic hospitality to both the participants and organisers alike.

"Thank you for the valued contributions in sponsorship made by Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins, Waxworks Designs, Tanner's Wine Merchant's, Williams butchers, Aldi, Lucy Wills and all those who have very kindly donated towards Heather's Fundraising campaign for Marie Curie.

"Last but not least, a big thank you to both John, Jane and their staff at the Crown & Anchor for their fantastic hospitality."