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Officer cadets raise over £12k for Sail 4 Cancer!

Flying the Sail 4 Cancer Congratulations go to our officer cadets who completed the 24 hour life raft challenge on Saturday 12 March and raised over £12,000 for Sail 4 Cancer, a specialist respite charity with a sporting focus.

Despite getting a bit chilly overnight on Friday, the weather conditions throughout were very favourable, with sun and only a slight breeze during the day for the cadets, whose liferafts were tethered to buoys in the River Hamble, at the end of the Academy's pier.

Liferaft challenge Friday sunsetElle Watson, a phase 3 deck officer cadet, said: “It wasn’t particularly pleasant and we were very cramped, but it was warm and it was a great team bonding experience – and we're all thrilled with the amount we've raised and thank everyone who has donated and supported us.” 

Sail 4 Cancer’s fundraising manager, Lizette van Niekerk, said: “I'm delighted that Warsash Maritime Academy has for the third year put a team together and raised a phenomenal amount of money, which helps us provide much-needed respite breaks for families who are going through a very difficult time.”

Cadets and shore team celebrating the end of the challengeLizette added, “Thank you to the officer cadets who took part, the staff at Warsash for supporting the challengers throughout the 24 hours and the companies Survitec Group, Sunsail Events, Sodexo and The Warsash Association, without whom we could not make this wonderful event possible”.

The Team Warsash fundraising page is still open for those who wish to donate. 

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