Wearing brightly coloured clothes, neon paint and running through luminous tunnels fundraisers took on a evening race to support a children’s hospice.

The inaugural Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices Glow Run took place on Saturday at the War Memorial Park.

More than 400 participants turned up enjoying the disco music while showing their support for the hospices.

As well as the main event, runners were encouraged to take part in an energetic Zumba warm up before and had the chance to re-fuel with a choice of refreshments, including hot drinks and burgers.

Glow Runners donned neon costumes, complete with fairy wings, glow sunglasses, glow wands and swords and a variety of other bright items of clothing to light up the War Memorial Park.

Charlotte Patrick, events fundraiser at Naomi House & Jacksplace said: “We weren’t going to let a bit of rain stop the fun.

“Despite the slightly damp conditions, it was an incredible evening of fundraising.

“Every runner made such an effort with their costumes, adding neon leg warmers and even tutus.”

She added: “This was the first event we’ve hosted in Basingstoke, so were thrilled with the number of people who turned up to support their local hospices - thank you.”

The charity is set to host a number of other events before the end of 2019, including a Fire Walk at the Holiday Inn, Winchester and their annual Santa Fun Run through the centre of Winchester.

Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 525 life limited and life threatened children, young adults and their extended families in Hampshire and further afield.

To sign up to these events to support the vital work of Naomi House & Jacksplace, visit www.naomihouse.org.uk/events.