WALKERS and runners who took part in this year’s Mad March Hare have helped to raise thousands of pounds.

The organising team of the Mad March Hare have presented the £8,695 proceeds of this year’s event to Wiltshire Breakthrough Breast Cancer Group.

The amount was raised by more than 700 walkers and runners of all ages and abilities and generous supporters and sponsors.

Organising team chairwoman Margaret Nicholson, said: “The 2012 event was a great success and the volunteer members of the organising team are keen to express their thanks to participants and volunteers from across the whole of Swindon and the surrounding area; also tothe sponsors and supporters.

“Plans are now under way for the 2013 event, when we look forward to welcoming everyone once again to our fun event on March 24.

“If you are interested in volunteering with us either on the day or in some other way please do get in touch.”

For more information about next year’s event phone 07999 566945 or visit the website www.madmarchhare.org.uk.