Southampton students raise money for cancer research

Students from Southampton Institute have raised almost £2,000 for the charity Sail4Cancer by organising a series of events this year.

In all eight events took place, including the Lewmar Winch Challenge held at this year’s London Boat Show; a 24-hour sponsored dingy sail; a nautical themed art competition at Droxford Primary School; a wakeboarding / knee boarding day out at JB Watersports and a telephone competition supported by Marine Call to win three day sailing places on Mike Golding’s yacht Ecover.

In addition, a series of supporting social events contributed to the overall total raised. Other sponsors included Zap Cats UK, Selmar Maritime Consultants and Fairlop Watersports Centre.

Debbie Hodges, Senior Lecturer and Project Leader, comments: “The students have worked really hard for this charity. We would also like to thank all our sponsors for their support. The money raised will be spent on taking six families that are affected by cancer out on the water. This will provide respite for those closest to the patient. It will also provide both families and patients with lasting memories of a shared experience.