Dorset angler wears lobster thong to raise money for Autism Wessex

Mark Hilliard, Weymouth, Dorset – Spent three hours fishing at sea wearing only a lobster thong. He did this is aid of autism charity, Autism Wessex. Mark has an autistic son, 23.

Mark sailed in friend Josh Simmonds’ boat along with paying customers who were also enjoying a day’s fishing.

Mark told Rachel Stretton of the Dorset Echo:

“Josh warned them about what I was planning to do but I don’t think they actually believed it until we got out to sea and I stripped off.”

He then adds:

“However, they were all very supportive when they found out it was for charity and I raised £500 which is fantastic.”

Mark also told of how Autism Wessex is so helpful to parents who have children with special needs.
Mark set off on his expedition fully clothed and managed 3 hour wearing just the lobster thong on a cold day.

The full article by Rachel Stretton in the Dorset Echo can be found here