We are extremely pleased to say that our annual charity Raft Race on 2 July was a big success. Although numbers of raft entries were low we enjoyed a warm sunny day, a good crowd, and a great spectacle and atmosphere. A real buzz. This year we held the event in association with Surrey Care Trust’s duck races and with the support of Zero Carbon Guildford ,
The theme was The Jubilee and the Environment. The race was started by Guildford Deputy Mayor Councillor Masuk Miah who was hosted by the recently installed new President of Guildford Lions Club David Brownjohn.
Each of the participating rafts received a commemorative plaque, and the raft built from the most recycled and re-usable material – Claire Pitt – was awarded £200 voucher by Zero Carbon Guildford
Photographs of the event are available here courtesy of our photographer Harry Wickens.
This was a charity fund raising event and donations may still be made on our Just Giving page.
Although this revived event was largely run for fun some attempt was made at timing and the results – though pretty iffy – can be viewed below, for fun only. Quickest was the super raft Hooks Wet Dream skippered by a veteran of 25 years of raft races, Cranleigh Lions Club Les Holdaway. Claire Pitt and Lisa Dittmar won the sustainability prize and Scubadoo won the best presented raft and crew honours.