FUNDRAISERS have splashed the cash in a ‘fantastique’ tribute to a rugby-loving student from Sheet and the charity launched in her name.

Simon Lawrence and his team went to great lengths for Maddy’s Mark last Saturday as they twice swum across the English Channel.

The team raised more than £3,200 for the charity after swimming 42 miles – more than 2,700 laps – in the much-cleaner waters of the Churcher’s College pool.

The charity was launched in Maddy Lawrence’s name with the aim of fostering and building confidence and self-belief in young women through the values of rugby.

The 20-year-old daughter of Simon and Karen died in March after developing an infection following a rugby injury.