Portishead Sailing & Yacht Club has raised more than £325 for Weston Hospicecare at the 25th anniversary of the Lloyd Fryer memorial race.

Lloyd was an avid sailor before he died aged 37 in 1993 and ever since the club has held an annual race in his memory.

This year was the silver anniversary of the race and club members chose to support the hospice due to a personal connection of a club member.

Hospice community fundraiser Rachel Mansfield said: “Weston Hospicecare receives just 20% of its funding from the NHS meaning events like the Lloyd Fryer Memorial Race prove vital for us at the hospice.

“A huge thank you to all who took part this and a special thanks to the Portishead Sailing & Yacht Club for raising more than £325 for the hospice.”

The ten dinghy race was won by Nick Noble after a tricky contest featuring gusty southerly winds.

It costs £4.2million annually to run the hospice and but the hospice has to raise more than £3.3million every year with the difference covered by the NHS. The hospice’s services are provided for free to those with life-limiting illnesses.

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