A HOME nursing group is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style.

Shipston Home Nursing is running a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including a 20th anniversary ball in September and a 10k run.

The charity was launched in 1997 to provide essential care to terminally ill people who wish to be nursed at home.

Rebecca Mawle, fundraising co-ordinator for the charity said: "The charity is fantastic and our nurses are truly amazing.

"We are very well supported by the local community and the charity simply would not exist without the hundreds of volunteers that we have.

"The local people in the community help day in day out, year in year out and for that we are so grateful."

The home nursing was founded by a district nurse in Shipston called Charlie Wells, whose sister died of cancer in May 1992 and remained at home with her husband and two children until her death.

This led Ms Wells to create the home nursing charity, with the help of local doctors from the medical centre at Shipston as well as businessmen and friends.

The charity is funded through a variety of sources and they currently care for 26 terminally ill people.

The anniversary ball in September is set to be the highlight of the celebrations at Admington Hall with a 1920s theme to it, featuring a champagne reception and carriages.

The next event for the anniversary, a 10k run, takes place on Sunday April 23 at Walton Hall in Wellesbourne.

The run begins at 10am, costing £5 for adults and £3 for children; people are encouraged to arrive at 9.15am.

A sponsorship form for the event can be downloaded from http://www.shipstonhomenursing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Fun-run-sponsorship-form2017.pdf