A Mauchline-based business are building on the popularity of a charity challenge last year by taking it on again next month.

Staff at Ramsay & Jackson Ltd, based at Knowehead Works, Mauchline completed a wonderful charity Christmas run through the streets of the town and beyond last year.

They raised £8,000 to go towards Ronald McDonald House Charities, and are aiming to do similar this year.

Colin McVey from the company decided that the run should go ahead this year to help spread some Christmas joy around the towns and villages.

On Sunday, December 17, they will once again take to the streets from around 5pm onwards, visiting Mauchline, Catrine, Sorn, Ochiltree, Cumnock and Auchinleck.

READ MORE: More East Ayrshire council homes giving concern at their condition

Hazel Rutherford, from Ramsay & Jackson said: "Last year it was so successful and we're hoping to make as successful, if not even more so.

"With it being the first one, you never really know how things are going to go, but the turnout we got was unbelievable and everyone seemed to love, so we though we'd do it again this year.

"We're not sure we're going to make it an annual thing, so we don't know about next year, but we're making sure this year is a great event once again.

"We managed to raise £8,000 last year and the charity told us that went such a long way to helping the kids they look after."

Hazel added: "We're slowly building up to it and getting stuff on social media and getting some bits in the local shops and stuff like that, so it will hopefully be a great night.

"We're hoping to get going from about 5pm from here, but we'll give confirmed timings probably closer to the time on our Facebook page.

"It's just mainly about getting out and spreading some festive cheer for this time of year and putting smiles on faces around the communities.

"We had great support and we're so grateful for that and we're looking forward to this year again".

You can support their efforts for charity by going to their JustGiving page.