UK leisure marine and luxury yacht recruitment specialist Marine Resources held its 12th annual charity boat show party last week during the 2017 Yacht Market Southampton Boat Show.

As well as raising £1,500 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, the party gave exhibitors, industry professionals and the sailing and watersports community an opportunity to get together over a few drinks.

This year Marine Resources partnered with MDL Marinas, who offered a raffle prize of a surfing trip for two including accommodation to Surf Snowdonia. The winner was Tom Vallence.

“Once again, Marine Resource’s party was a fantastic occasion, bringing together industry professionals to celebrate the success of Southampton Boat Show," says Adrien Burnand, head of marketing at MDL Marinas.

"As well as unwinding after the efforts of the team, the event helps to raise vital funds for charity and MDL Marinas has been delighted to support the cause.”

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s prize of foiling lessons for two at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Portland went to winner and enthusiastic sailor Lesley Strickland.

James Ward, managing director of Marine Resources, said: “I have been holding the party for a good 12 years now and it’s fantastic that year on year it gets bigger and better and raises more and more money for charity.

"We were delighted with the evening, venue and the continued support show to us from our party sponsors, British Marine and Southampton Boat Show. I would like to thank everyone who came along and helped raise so much money for such a great cause.”