YOUNG sailors presented money they raised during an epic day on the water to a Weymouth charity.

The Dawn until Dusk sail, which was undertaken by cadets at Weymouth Sailing Club, made £1,000 through sponsorship and a raffle.

Two cheques of £500 were presented to Phil and Daphne Samways and Pam Govier of the Will Mackaness Trust.

Mr and Mrs Samways run the youth section at the club and Mrs Govier helped set up the Trust in memory of her late son Will Mackaness, who died of a brain tumour four years ago aged 16.

Mr Samways said: “I’m delighted to receive the money as we aim to provide sailing opportunities to local youngsters who might not have access to their own boats and the emphasis is always on having fun on the water with lots of safety cover.”

Mrs Govier said the cash will go towards helping to provide opportunities for young people to take part in a variety of watersports which they wouldn’t normally be able to afford.

She added: “I’m very pleased to accept the cheque as the trust needs funding to continue to provide the opportunities for as many young people as possible. It’s my vision for the Trust to be part of the Olympic legacy and make lasting and worthwhile provision in watersports.”

Emma Stevenson, the cadet captain who planned the event, said: “All the young people who took part in the sponsored event had really enjoyed it and I’d like to thank them and all the people within the sailing club and outside who had supported them.

“I’m pleased I’ve been able to put something back as I’ve benefited greatly from the work of the Trust.”