FUNDRAISERS have been on the run in Dorchester.

Hundreds of people of all ages lined up at Dorchester Middle School for the start of the 32nd Dorchester and District Lions Club Fun Run.

Entrants had a choice of two routes, a timed 10km or a flat 2km route that many took on wearing fancy dress.

The event was started by mayor of Dorchester Stella Jones, who also took part, while among those taking part was ‘Flying Nun’ Sister Augustine who travelled from Falmouth to take part in her 30th Dorchester Lions Club Fun Run.

Lions Club president Andy Rose said that around 200 people took part, including 95 10km runners, and he was hoping that the fundraising total would be somewhere in the region of £4,000.

He said: “It went very well.

“We had a good turn out and a beautiful day.

“A good time was had by all.”

Runners were able to raise funds for their chosen causes as well as Lions Club charities.

This year the main beneficiaries from the Lions’ funds will be Age UK and the Alzheimer’s Society.