SOUTHAMPTON FC LEGEND FRANCIS BENALI RECEIVING AN MBE FOR RAISING £1.2 MILLION
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SOUTHAMPTON FC LEGEND FRANCIS BENALI RECEIVING AN MBE FOR RAISING £1.2 MILLION

Saints’ soccer legend, Francis Benali, who became the city’s marathon man, has been saluted by the Queen for raising £1.2 million for Cancer Research UK. The 52-year-old picked up the MBE from The Princess Royal who quipped: “Have you run here today?” Franny, who played football for 20 years for Southampton FC in nearly 400…

LOCAL YACHTSMAN REPEATS 700-MILE CHALLENGE 40 YEARS ON FOR HIS DAD

LOCAL YACHTSMAN REPEATS 700-MILE CHALLENGE 40 YEARS ON FOR HIS DAD

40 years ago, Chandlers Ford yachtsman, Jonathan Moon, watched his father take part in the Fastnet Yacht Race, a 700-mile offshore race starting at Cowes and finishing in Cherbourg. Jonathan said: “I still recall going to watch the start from the Green at Cowes and the feeling of excitement and worry, after all this was…

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