Staff from MDL Marinas braved the Solent in mid-winter to raise £2,300 for Children in Need.

Staff from MDL Marinas braved the Solent in mid-winter to raise £2,300 for Children in Need.

Dean Smith and Mike Lawrence from the company’s Hamble Office were towed from Hamble Point to Hythe Marina and back on an inflatable donut towed by Zapcats. They then joined a fancy-dress football match and charity auction to complete their fundraising.

A chilly Smith, who races in the Zapcat series, said afterwards: “Racing in a Zapcat at 35 knots is one thing, being towed behind one in the confines of an inflatable donut is a completely different experience. But it’s for a good cause so I suppose I might do it again, if asked.”