A Northam man who hopes to have bagged a Guinness World Record has handed over a cheque for more than £3,000 to Children’s Hospice South West.

Mark Edwards may have lost a finger nail in the making, but he hopes he had broken the world record for the longest non-stop bass guitar playing.

And in attempting the 50-hour feat, he also raised £3,056.13 for CHSW.

Mark was supported by his son, Ryan, who videoed all 50 hours and said: “My years of local band playing really helped with my challenge.

“It was extremely tough to come up with all the tunes to play and my fingers were incredibly sore afterwards – I even lost a fingernail! - but I was determined to achieve the record and raise as much money as I could for Children’s Hospice South West.”

Josh Allan, community fundraiser at CHSW’s Little Bridge House, added: “Mark amazes us with his fundraising and we are delighted that he attempted to smash the record in support of CHSW.

“It was a really great weekend and we are so grateful for all his fantastic fundraising.”

Mark’s world record endeavour took place on Easter Sunday, and he is hoping that he receives his official confirmation soon.

The monies he raised will help support the work of Little Bridge House which offers medical and respite support for children with life-limited conditions and their families.