Make Olympic splash on the River Wel­land for sports clubs

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

THE count­down to one of the Deep­ings’ top events has be­gun.

The an­nual Raft Race, or­gan­ised by the Ro­tary Club of the Deep­ings, re­turns on Sun­day, Au­gust 5 with an Olympic-themed twist to the day.

All the prof­its from the big day will be fun­nelled into sports clubs this year and Raft Race Com­mit­tee Chair­man Kevin Bar­ber is ap­peal­ing to all clubs to get in­volved in the event.

He said: “One of the aims of our Ro­tary Club is to in­vest time and money in im­prov­ing the lives of lo­cal peo­ple.

“So in this Olympic year we de­cided to do­nate all the prof­its from the Raft Race to lo­cal sports clubs.

“In or­der to ben­e­fit from the pro­ceeds we are ask­ing all sports clubs to get in­volved in the race, ei­ther by en­ter­ing a raft or with vol­un­teers as­sist­ing us for a few hours on race day it­self.”

As well as the Olympic-themed rafts rac­ing down the River Wel­land there will be a fun fair and lots of stalls in Mar­ket Deep­ing town cen­tre for an af­ter­noon of fam­ily fun.

This year’s spe­cial fea­ture is a fly­past by a Dakota from the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Me­mo­rial Flight to de­light the crowd.

For more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing en­try forms, visit www.deep­ingsraftrace.co.uk.

char­ity trek: Di and Pete Wheat­ley will be trekking in the Hi­malayas in aid of Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.

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