Last month our very own Cordon Rouge Club member and explorer Neil Laughton hosted the world's first charity Tug of War Challenge on Bramble Bank in the middle of the Solent. The challenge was not only a tug of war, but a race against time with the tide rushing back in.
Bramble Bank is sandbar in the middle of the Solent near Southampton which is usually covered by the Sea. However, at low water spring tides, which only happens a few times a year, the bank is unveiled.
The competitors were split into two teams - Royal Navy team and the Explorers team. Penny Morduant, Al Neckrews, Graham Butterworth and Helen Richardson were in the Royal Navy team. The Explorers team was made up of Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, Brian Thompson and Neil Laughton, all flying the Cordon Rouge Club flag! After a short battle against each other and time, the Royal Naby team, wearing Union Jack Blazers, came out victorious and celebrated in true MUMM style with a magnum of champagne.
Following the challenge, there was a special dinner and auction on HMS Victory. All money raised from the ticket sales of the event and the auction at the dinner was donated to local children's charity Bucklands Park Play Centre.
We raised a glass to Neil and the others who took part in the challenge. Keep up the incredible charity work! #DareWinCelebrate
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