FUNDRAISERS in Cirencester have once again raised more than £100,000 for charity with a 24-hour relay.

Cirencester Relay for Life raised a staggering £101013.00 for Cancer Research UK, matching the amount they raised in the inaugural event last year.

Thousands of people flocked from Cirencester and nearby towns and villages to take part in the event at South Cerney airfield.

Henry Trinder who plays for Gloucester Rugby, opened the event in the morning before, teams of runners took part in the relay to celebrate the community coming together to fight cancer.

Organiser Sharon Scrivens said: "I can’t believe we hit £101000 again this year.

"All the teams are just awesome, how could you not be proud and love this wonderful town.

Dates for the relay next year have already been confirmed as July 27 and 28.