A FUN run and auction has raised more than £3,000 for children and homeless people in Kidderminster.

Simply Limitless hosted the activity day from its Puxton Lane site with more than 30 people from ages three through to 57 running either one, two, five, seven or 10 miles through the town.

The money was raised through sponsorships for the run and proceeds from the auction which will help the support many of the charity’s community projects.

Paul Raper, team leader, said: “The fun run and auction is a vital source of income for the charity, we are now in a position to help far more people in the community than other before.”

That includes with the “let’s make lunch” project and work with homeless people being expanded to cover a greater geographical area.

“Until you see it, you cannot appreciate the significant difference it makes to individual lives and I’m thrilled we can push forward with the plans,” he added.

Tina Sewell, a fitness instructor involved with the fun run, described the event as a great success.

“It’s not about competition but that anyone who enjoys running and wants to help raise money can do so,” she added.