FUNDRAISERS who are set to run the London Marathon held a family scavenger hunt event near Ellesmere on Saturday.

Jodie Rogers and Becky Jones held the event at Greenhill and Dudleston Heath Working Men's Club to raise money for their marathon charity – Gobowen’s Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Families and groups of friends turned out to follow directions and clues to find hidden items before returning to the club house for some refreshments and a raffle draw.

Becky said she was pleased to see such a good turnout and spoke of how happy the pair are to be supporting the hospital.

“The turnout has been brilliant – we’ve seen a lot of our friends come down and a lot of people from our local community, so it’s been great.

“It all helps towards the fundraising we’ve been doing in the build up to the marathon in April.

“We’re running for RJAH because it’s been somewhere quite close to us both.

“My mum’s a physiotherapist there, Jodie’s a radiographer there and we’ve had a lot of our family treated there in the past.”

The pair both gave their thanks to everyone who helped to make the event go ahead.

Becky added: “We’d like to give a big thanks to the Working Men’s Club for allowing us to use the building here to put the event on.

“The coop in ellesmere have sorted out all the refreshments for the day so we’d like to give them a huge thanks.

“Numerous businesses in ellesmere have been generous enough to donate raffle prizes which has been a big help.

“Prizes of local gin, wine and chocolates are all up for grabs so we’re looking forqard to making the draw for that.”