RUNNERS took to the fells for a ten mile romp to raise money and awareness of an international charity’s fight against human trafficking.

Kieran Hughes, from Stanhope, County Durham, organised Sunday’s Stanhope ten-miler in aid of for the Tribe Freedom Foundation.

The run, which started and finished in the village and took in Hill Top and Frosterley on the way, raised almost £1,000 for the charity.

Earlier this year, Mr Hughes became an ambassador for the charity which aims to end modern slavery and support those affected.

As well as being a firefighter at Stanhope, he works as part of the test team for Hitachi, and said the support of family, friends and colleagues, including his union Unite, helped make the event a success.

He said: “I just want to say a massive well done to everyone who was involved with the run today, fantastic effort by everyone.”

He welcomes suggestions from participants about how the event could be made bigger and better next year.

For details or to support Mr Hughes’ work for Tribe search Stanhope 10 Miler on Facebook.