A charity running event which was in danger of being cancelled thanks to travellers setting up camp on its grounds is back on, as organisers have founds a new venue.

The chairman of Black Pear Joggers, Mike Lane, has confirmed that the marathon event, in aid of Acorns Children's Hospice, will now be held at Bishops Perowne School.

Mr Lane said: "This is a massive relief, our planning committee have worked really hard to get this sorted amid all the confusion.

"We are very grateful for the school's support and everyone's help."

A spokesman for Worcester the school said: "We offered to help as they were struggling to host the event and it was in doubt, and we are a community school.

"That's what Bishops Perowne is all about, helping people in the community as much as we can.

"We're more than happy to help them and hopefully they raise a lot of money for the hospice."

The event, titled The Wild One: Multi Lapped Marathon, was due to go ahead on Sunday at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, but it was thought travellers would see the event cancelled, amid health and safety concerns and damage to participants' vehicles.

It has already raised more than £1,000 in entry fees, as 270 people are expected to come to the city and take part in the race.

If the event was to be cancelled, it could have meant less money was given to the charity- which helps families whose children suffer with life threatening and life limiting diseases- as refunds would have to be given to those who requested them.

The race will be going ahead from 9am, while registration to take part gets underway from 8am.

It will see runners complete a number of 1 mile laps, equivalent to a marathon distance.

There will also be a children's race on the day too.

A court order, giving the travellers two days to vacate the site before police remove them, was expected to be issued to them yesterday (Friday) by Worcester City Council.

When your Worcester News went to press, the travellers were still on the site.