Organisers of the annual N.U.R.S.E. Charity Raft Race are hoping people will dig deep and give generously at their 2018 event.
Taking place on 21 July starting from 11.30AM, this year’s Beverley Raft Race promises to be an exciting day full of fun, laughter and entertainment.
Vera Robinson, from the charity N.U.R.S.E. that run the event explained more about what will be happening, she said;
“This event has been six months in the planning, so we hope that the weather will be kind to us and people will give generously, especially in this 70th anniversary year of the NHS.”
“It will be the seventh year we have held the Raft Race and over that time it has evolved to become one big community fundraising day.”
“Beverley’s Annual Raft Race now supports not only the N.U.R.S.E. charity but also other well known good causes and local self help groups.”
While the event helps raise money and profiles for those groups in the community, the annual raft race is also good for local businesses who trade on Beckside.
With most of the key events taking place in the centre of Beverley, the raft race draws people to Beckside who make use of the pubs and cafes.
With a number of rafts entering the event, Beverley’s Mayor will have the task of picking a winner, Vera said;
“We have 16 rafts competing this year, all with very imaginative themes.”
“The Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Bryan Pearson and his wife Shirley, will have the honour of picking out the best raft at midday.”
“After that we move onto the main event with the racing on the Beverley Beck scheduled to get underway at 12.30 with the heats.”
Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment and also stalls to complement the raft race.