MORE than 100 people took part in Walk for a Brighter Future raising £5,000 for the Great Western Hospital’s charity.

In spite of the torrential rain children and adults turned up in force to tackle the 5k and 10k routes at Stanton Country Park yesterday morning.

Lisa Utting, donor development manager at the Great Western Hospital, who helped organise the event, said: “Today was a complete success and we raised a lot of money that will go towards a positive cause.

“I’m so proud of everyone who took part even though the weather conditions weren’t great, a massive thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success.

"It was a brilliant event and I hope that we will be able to do something like this again next year.”

The walk was created so people could support any ward or department at the hospital.

Staff will use the money to go towards enhancing care.

They might use it to buy a small birthday gift for a long-stay patient who has no family or provide a comfy chair for elderly visitors or even to buy a piece of equipment.

Lisa added: “The ward staff will know how best to use the money you raise and it’s a lovely thank you to trust them to use it wisely to do the very best they can for their patients.”