KEEN swimmers hoping to cross the Solent to raise money for charity had their hopes dashed yesterday due to the bad weather.
A group of 43 people were planning to swim from Ryde to Stokes Bay to raise funds for The Motor Neurone Disease Association, a charity which helps people with the neurological disorder.
The swim has taken place every year since 2013 following a crossing by four swimmers –Tony Bray, Scott Miles, Zippy Davies and Dave Pearce.
The event, started by Tony, is now dubbed the ‘Ian Pratt MND Challenge’ after an inspirational MND sufferer, and it hopes to raise £20,000.
The swim has been rescheduled to August 24 and there will be another swim on September 21. For more go to swimmingthesolent4mnd.com