Four plucky men have decided to take on a challenge of a lifetime and raise money for a domestic abuse charity.

The friends are dividing and planning to conquer the mammoth task ahead of them.

The plan is for Owen Cundall, Will Burton, Lewis Burton and Dan Robinson to complete 250km each over the month of June, about 8km a day with the aim of raising £1,000 for Refuge charity.

While furloughed from his IT consultant job, Owen, 22 from Blencogo said: “While the lockdown may be easing for some, women and children are still suffering the consequences of domestic violence.

“We have never done anything like this before, we were talking about it and wanted to pick an organisation that would need help. Lots of places are getting support but we thought that Refuge charity was not getting as much support as they need.

“I started training last month ready for the challenge and so far we have all been out and completed our daily distance and some are doing a little more to try and get a day off.

“During the lockdown people who suffer from domestic abuse could be at a higher risk as they could be locked away with their abuser. That’s why we felt it need to get to them, so far we have almost achieved half of our goal which is amazing.

One woman in four will experience domestic violence at some point in her lifetime and two women are killed each week in England and Wales by a current or former partner. Refuge supports around 6,000 women and children on any given day, experiencing domestic and sexual violence.