A FULL day of rowing for charity is in store for Hampshire student William Nunn.

Performing a 24-hour row on a machine, the 19 year old hopes to raise money for two charities very close to his heart.

William, from Bishop's Waltham is supporting Smile4Wessex, the Children’s Neurosciences Centre appeal based at Southampton General Hospital and Combat Stress, an organisation focused on supporting Veterans of the British Armed Forces.

He will also attempt to break the ‘Age 19 and Under’ 24 hour British & World Record of 265,380 metres.

After three months of training, William will begin his 24 hour record at 4pm today (Friday January 10) on his University campus in Bristol.

With a goal of £1,000 William is asking Hampshire to make any donation to the cause they can.

The former Peter Symonds College student said: “This has been such a big event to work towards. Every time I see that number go up it pushes me and keeps me motivated to reach my goal.

“The pain I may go through for 24 hours is nothing compared to what those I’m raising the money for have been through, so it’s well worth it to help them!”

William has managed to raise £762 so far. To donate visit is page on the uk.virginmoneygiving.com website.