A RUN in memory of a young boy who sadly lost his battle with cancer took place this month,

On Sunday, December 12, race-goers dressed up to run 10k in Burnham-on-Sea for Love Musgrove.

Joe Laoutaris lost his two-year cancer battle in 2015.

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Joe's mum, Mel, is proactive in raising money for Love Musgrove, and so the funds raised will be split between this charity and Clic Sargent.

So far, the Santa Express Run has raised £1,960.

Organiser, Nicola, said: "I was pleased with the amount of participants. The atmosphere was wonderful and during both events we have had a rainbow appear to mark the occasion.

"I would like to say a special thank you to my mother, Janine Stent, for raising over £400 on her cake stall; Brue Consulting for our medals; neighbourhood care for our inflatable race arch; Burnham-on-Sea Hoovercraft and Rescue for safety during the event; Tori Taylor at Burnham Boot Camp for our warm up; PJB solutions/FF&F carpets for our DJ; Brent Engineering for baking supplies; Taunton Cricketers for our water supplies; Burnham-on-Sea chamber of trade for our mince pies; Trev at Apple Radio; BBC Radio Somerset and JD Wetherspoons for our hot drinks."