Charity fundraiser Wayne Ingram has spent his first night living in a liferaft in Portland Marina to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital
Portland Marina has an extra special guest this week, but it’s not an Olympic sailing yacht or a millionaire’s motorboat.
Instead, the South Coast marina is playing host to charity fundraiser Wayne Ingram and his latest challenge.
The prolific do-gooder has taken to the water in a four-man Ocean Safety liferaft, which will be his home until Bank Holiday Monday (May 25).
He hopes to raise a grand total of £20,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital, which will be going towards their family centre.
What’s more, his efforts will be studied by a team from the University of Portsmouth, who hope to learn more about how the human body reacts to a shipwreck situation.
In order to simulate the conditions of being stranded at sea, Wayne will survive on 1.5-litres of water and just 24 hours worth of food, spread across three ration packs.
He hopes to supplement these meagre supplies by catching fish with a survival fishing kit and purifying seawater by using a reverse osmosis pump.
We will be closely following Wayne’s efforts all this week and his full story of seven days in a liferaft will be published in an upcoming edition of Motor Boat & Yachting.