A KIDDERMINSTER scout group have raised over a thousand pounds from a multi-terrain run in aid of an eye research charity.

Broadwaters-based KD11 Harkaway Scout Group hosted the 'Bodenham Bound' run at at the Bodenham Arboretum on Sunday January 6, where 150 runners helped raise £1400 after braving steep climbs and treacherous terrain in support of the Fight for Sight.

Intrepid runners offered a donation to take part in the event, which saw them run 5k and 10k laps of the boundary of the Arboretum, and reach elevation gains of over 560 feet.

The event saw runners from as far a field Lancaster, Leicester and Powys take part.

The scout group were motivated to fundraise for the eye charity after learning about 9-year-old Matilda from Leamington Spa who has corneal dystrophy, a condition which causes extreme pain in the eyes and blurred vision.

The money raised from the run will be donated to the Team Tilda campaign in order to fund further research into the condition and help discover a cure.

Scout leader Sandra Hill said: "I felt I wanted to help Matilda and her family by raising funds for Fight for Sight and their campaign, as well as raising awareness for many other people who have lost their sight.

"We received amazing support from the runners, who were so friendly and helpful on the day and loved being out there taking in the fantastic scenery and lovely weather.

"At the end, the runners were given a medal and a doughnut.

"I would like to thank the parents of the scout group who helped marshal the route.

"It was a great experience for all involved and I'm hoping to do it again next year."