Staff at a Cotswold firm who pledged to raise £10,000 for charity in a year have smashed their target.

FUNDRAISERS from Cirencester-based land and property agents Moore Allen & Innocent have raised £12,516.72 for cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow over 12 months.

Hope for Tomorrow is a locally-based charity with national reach.

Founded in Tetbury in 2007 the charity brings chemotherapy services to patients in market towns who would otherwise have to travel miles to receive their treatment at oncology centres in large hospitals.

The charity operates 10 mobile units covering much of England.

In Gloucestershire the Helen 2 unit – a replacement for the charity's original mobile centre – visits satellite hospitals at Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, and in the Forest of Dean, saving patients a trek into Cheltenham.

It costs £265,000 to build and maintain a new unit for four years.

Units are staffed by NHS nurses and technicians and driven by NHS employees.

Each year the charity needs to raise £1 million.

Two fundraising activities contributed towards Moore Allen & Innocent’s campaign total.

A sponsored walk along the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden in the north Cotswolds to Bath Abby this summer raised £9,053.72 while a race night at Daglingworth Village Hall in November raised a further £3,463.

"Hope for Tomorrow is an excellent local charity with national reach," said partner Roy Bowyer.

"I'm delighted that the team have managed to raise so much for their chosen charity."

Jessie Easterby, fundraising manager at Hope for Tomorrow, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Moore Allen & Innocent for everything they have done for Hope for Tomorrow this year.

"They have raised an incredible £12,516.72 through various fundraising activities including completing the very challenging Cotswold Way Walk and hosting a lovely race evening.

"It costs £198 per day to send each of our Mobile Cancer Care Units out, meaning that Moore Allen & Innocent have funded our Gloucestershire MCCU for 63 days.

"The team are absolutely fantastic and we cannot express our thanks enough again for choosing Hope for Tomorrow as their beneficiary charity for 2018."