A group of students from Exeter University's Penryn Campus will be circumnavigating Cornwall this weekend in a massive fundraising effort for Helston-based charity Shelterbox.

The Geography Society members have organised the Rally4Shelterbox, a two day, 230 mile relay which will set off from Falmouth on Saturday morning and return on Sunday evening, with groups of students having covered every mile of the Cornish coast.

The event will start at 7am on Saturday from Prince of Wales Pier, where students will join the pilot gigs of Nankersey Rowing Club for the first leg across the Carrick roads to St Mawes, carrying the relay baton: a bottle of Betty Stogs from the sponsors Skinner's Brewery. They will also be joined by members of the FXU Sailing for the leg.

Then teams of students will continue travelling by under their own steam, be it running, cycling, kayaking, or swimming, before a final fun run finish the following evening.

The team behind the challenge has set a target of £4,000 to be raised, and through a series of events and early sponsorship have just surpassed the half way mark, but they are hoping the money will keep coming in.

Tom Kennett, of the Geography Society, said: "With less than a week to go, we are all really excited for this years Rally4ShelterBox. It's been great fun and a lot of hard work to organise and every member of the team has really pulled their weight.

"We are so pleased to have raised over £2,000 already for a great local cause, so a massive thank you to everyone who has donated and all those who are taking time out of their weekend to participate. "That said, there is still plenty of time for more people to get involved."

To support the Rally4Shelterbox team, go to justgiving.com/teams/R4S or you can donate £3 by texting GEOG90 to 70070.

The group is also inviting as many people as possible to take part in the Sunday Fun Run, and details can be found by going to the Rally4ShelterBox 2017 Facebook page.