A GROUP of people who became friends through a bowls club are hoping to raise £10,000 for a host of charities.

Daniel Tomberry, Joe Wahnon and Jamie Reynolds took part in their first fundraiser on Sunday, January 22 by walking from Weymouth to the Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club in Poole, which raised £950.

Speaking about the causes that they want to help, Daniel said: "Joe and I wore onesies to make it fun and to attract attention, and Jamie, who is in the army, wore army gear and carried a set of bowls in his army rucksack to 'make it more of a challenge'.

"We raised over £950 for Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer's Society, Meningitis Now, Help for Heroes, Macmillan Cancer Support and Disability Bowls."

Daniel said that not only was it a chance to boost donations to the causes, but it was also a way of bringing attention to the Guinness World Record attempt of continuous indoor bowling, with an aim to continue playing the sport for 72 hours in Weymouth.

He said that as well as himself, Joe and Jamie, two other participants in the challenge include Abbie Mai Woodward and Chris Aitkin from March 10 to 12.

"By the end of the event, we hope to have raised £10,000 for the six charities."

Daniel said that the group have been helped by a number of sponsors including Hoburne Holidays, Tom and Erin's Fancy Dress Shop, and Timeless Ink.

For more information, search for England, UK and World Bowls on Facebook or go to Bowlsmarathon.com