A north-east charity run has raised more than £200,000 to help find a cure for cancer.
Peterhead’s annual Relay for Life was held in July, with hundreds of competitors and supporters braving harsh conditions to take part.
The run – which has become a fixture in the local calendar during the last decade – has been praised by Cancer Research UK for the significant level of funding raised by those involved.
And now, organisers have revealed the grand total of donations gathered this year reached £219,353, breaking the previous record total by nearly £13,000.
Last night a spokeswoman for the event said: “What an amazing amount – this has smashed our previous highest total by £12,963.
“A huge congratulations to everyone who has taken part.”
In total, nearly £1.5million has been accumulated since the relay was first run in Peterhead in 2005.
Last year, organiser Lorraine Coleman and her team were named as the winners of Cancer Research’s Flame of Hope award.
This prize recognises the massive efforts of fundraisers and volunteers across the UK.
And in 2014, Relay for Life Peterhead became the first event of its kind to smash the £1million fundraising mark.
The 24-hour Relay for Life is held at Catto Park in the north-east port on the first weekend in July every year.
Teams from across the region walk or run laps around the athletics track and take part in games and activities along the way.