Final call to enter the popular Deepings Raft Race

Action from the Deeping Raft Race 2014 EMN-140308-201246009
Action from the Deeping Raft Race 2014 EMN-140308-201246009

A final call has gone out for entrants, in particular women, to take part in a popular raft race.

Deepings Raft Race takes place on Sunday, August 2, and organisers are keen to get as many people there taking part on the day.

The committee is particularly looking for more women and young people to take part.

The rules have been relaxed this year so that any majority female crew can enter the ladies race with one or two men.

Teams from between two and eight people can enter the event with their home-made raft until the day.

This year’s theme is “cartoon characters” and whilst you don’t have to dress up or design your rafts on this theme. Organisers said it added to the fun and there are additional prizes for the best dressed raft, the best dressed spectators and a selfie competition for those cartoon characters on the day!

Royal Marine Cassidy Little, the winner of the People’s Strictly, will be presenting the trophies to the winning teams.

Charities to benefit will be Dementia Support South Lincs and The Exotic Pet Refuge in Deeping St James.

Teams can enter for fun or raise money for either one of these charities or one of their own.

Organisers are also still looking for marshalls and if a charity wishes to provide six marshalls, organisers would make a donation to their group.

Additionally, any budding local bands that would like to showcase themselves at our pre-raft race music night should get in touch.

As well as the rafts, there will be a huge array of varied stalls, classic cars and bikes, a funfair, music and dance demonstrations, a “bus bar” and a treasure hunt.

Find out more and get involved by visiting the website.