A FAMILY outfit from Whitchurch have raised an unexpected sum of money for charity after taking part in this year's Whitchurch 10K

Christina Jones, along with her two daughters Joanne Wormley and Rachael Biggs took part in the event April, which saw more than 1000 people take part.

Despite not being a runner, and only aiming to raise a modest sum, Christina and her daughters managed to raise £1,000 for her charity of choice, Cystic Fibrosis.

Christina, who suffers from fibromyalgia herself, said that the desicion to take part in the event came as a shock to her family.

"We decided to enter the Whitchurch 10k this year, which was a disbelief to many of our friends and family as none of us had ever run before and I suffer with fibromyalgia which is very painful in itself," said Christina.

"Although you did not need to get sponsorship to enter as your registration fee went to cancer charities, we decided if we were going to do it we would need some encouragement.

"So we decided to get sponsorship for Cystic Fibrosis, as I know someone locally who suffers really badly with this terrible illness.

"We set out to raise £250 and were overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people and raised a staggering £1,000.

"We were amazed by the support from family and friends on the day and would like to thank everyone who sponsored us for there very generous donations."