THE Hilly Helmet Challenge, a fundraising event with a difference has raised over £1500 for Brain Tumour Support.

Set up by Robin-Mark Schols, a keen runner who has fought against a brain tumour himself, the challenge involved completing a four mile run around Westbury and the surrounding area, all whilst wearing a helmet.

Mr Schols had to wear a helmet after his second life saving operation and wanted other runners to experience this.

Organiser, Robin- Mark Schols said: "I'm thrilled at how well the evening went and how pleased all the participants were with the race as well as the goody bag they received at the end.

"I'd like to thank all my helpers from the night and in the lead up to the event , and I'm also very grateful for the backing we had from sponsors to cover race costs."

First over the line was Joby Hobbs from Bradford on Avon, completing the course in just 27 minutes 40 seconds, followed closely by the first lady Pippa Brewer from Westbury who crossed the line at 34 minutes 26 seconds.

There was also a prize for the best helmet which was awarded to Jo Farion, wo wore a ladybird design helmet made with the help of her son.

Requests have been made for the Hilly Helmet Challenge to be held again next year, but plans are yet to be confirmed.