Smiling through 24 hours at sea

FUNDRAISERS Sea cadets spent 24 hours at sea for charity
FUNDRAISERS Sea cadets spent 24 hours at sea for charity
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A GROUP of cadets faced fierce winds, rain and low temperatures as they spent 24 hours at sea to raise money for charity.

The 38 cadets from Warsash Maritime Academy spent the day in five life rafts secured to two buoys in the River Hamble in aid of sailing respite charity Sail 4 Cancer.

Cadet Georgia Atkins said: ‘It was the best and the worst 24 hours of my life, but I can say that even with winds, heavy rain and hail, I’d happily do it again.’

Cadet Liaison Officer David Baker said: ‘The difficult weather made the challenge harder but they pulled each other through. It was great to see the camaraderie.’

The group raised £11,500. To make a donation go to sail4cancer.org/team-warsash-liferaft-challenge-donation.