ACTION men Colin Campbell and Rob Thomas achieved their goal of raising at least £2,000 for the Will Mackaness Trust.

The duo completed their Triathlon with a Difference by cycling 90 miles from Saunton Sands, North Devon, walking 15 miles from Abbotsbury and kayaking to Overcombe Corner in Weymouth.

The Will Mackaness Trust was launched in memory of former Wey Valley school head boy Will Mackaness, who died of a brain tumour, aged 16.

Money raised is used to allow local youngsters to try such watersports as windsurfing, as Will loved the water.

Colin and Rob, who both work at DEK on the Granby Industrial Estate, were delighted to have accomplished the feat and were having a rest before contemplating their next challenge.

They started at Saunton Sands in north Devon as Will loved to surf there and finished at Overcombe, where Will used to windsurf.

Colin and Rob were joined on the walk and kayak by friends, family and supporters.

They said that they wanted to thank everyone who have supported them as well as friends and colleagues who joined them on the final day.

The trust was set up in his memory by Will’s mum Pam Govier, 47, and the Wey Valley School in Weymouth.

Pam said: “What a fantastic achievement by Colin and Rob. “I really appreciate all the planning and hard work that would have had to go into this to make it the tremendous success it has been.”

Colin and Rob wanted to thank all those who supported them.

“They include colleagues at DEK, especially Dave Lucas and Paul Woodroofe, and National Van Rental for the loan of the van for use as support vehicle.

“We also want to thank the Isle of Portland Canoe Club and Terry, Dan and Chris from Second Wind for their advice on the kayaking, John Houston from Abbotsbury Swannery and Ben from Oasis.”

Colin knew Will for several years as they played tennis together. His friend and workmate Rob decided to join him on the fundraiser.

Colin said that he wanted to do something as a personal tribute to Will which is why he chose the sports.