AFTER a year of fun runs, football tournaments, charity balls and countless collection buckets, fundraisers have achieved almost double their target.

Play2Give, based in Didcot, set out to raise £10,000 to mark its 10 year anniversary this year.

The organisation has announced that it has in fact raised £19,000, and is hoping the record-breaking total may top £20,000 by the end of the year.

All funds raised will support the work of the Oxford Children's Hospital and Headway Oxfordshire, two charities close to the heart of founder Andy Baker.

The 29-year-old has worked tirelessly to achieve the goal, despite living with a brain injury from birth.

He said: "It's been absolutely phenomenal.

"We smashed our original target over the summer and it's just kept on going from there.

"It is an extra special way of marking our anniversary."

The former St Birinus student had questioned whether the original target would be possible due to the many good causes needing funds in the area and the financial constraints of many families.

He said: "We don't usually get large donations, it has always been people chipping in what they can.

"It really shows that little amounts add up to a large total which will make a big difference."

Mr Baker has no plans to slow down and is already planning more fundraising activities for next year including running the Didcot summer fayre.

Activities including the popular annual football tournament are also set to return.

Funds are still be counted from a recent Santa run around the Milton Park business estate and volunteers delivered a haul of presents to the Children's Hospital yesterday as part of the 'Sleigh to Give' campaign.

Mr Baker said: "We are getting stronger and stronger, it's very exciting."