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2022 – 45th Chester Raft Race Revisited

2022 – 45th Chester Raft Race Revisited

The 45th annual Chester Raft Race, sponsored by Salt Town Contractors, was held on the River Dee on July 3, 2022. The event, organised by Chester Round Table, saw teams of all ages and abilities race homemade rafts along a 2.5 mile course, all in support of the event...

Blue Skies Donation

Blue Skies Donation

The last Chester Raft Race was a huge success, not only for the competitors and spectators, but also for a local charity, the Blue Skies Appeal. The Chester Round Table organized the event, which saw dozens of teams compete in various categories along the River Dee....

Community Award Fund donations

Community Award Fund donations

  The first tranche of donations from the Community Award Fund have now been made, as follows; Diversity Ball in Chester Cathedral £200 Chester scouts Gang show £200 Friends of Mulberry Garden Bench for day care center* £229 BIRD 25 Resource books @£15 £375 PHAB...

2017 Winners

2017 Winners

2017 Results Most innovative Raft – Top Trump, Peacock Garage Titanic – Ultimate Sinker – Sproston’s Idiots, Alan sproston Fastest Ladies raft – Viking Queens, Bagillt All Stars Fastest Hostelry Raft – Ye Olde Hickory’s, Hickory’s Smokehouse Second...

SP Energy Networks – 2016

SP Energy Networks – 2016

Last year SP Energy Networks, who distribute electricity across Merseyside, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales and Shropshire,  took part in the raft race for the first time. Janet Newbrook Community Engagement Manager commented.. "We had a fantastic time and this year it...

Chester Raft Race 2016

Thank you once again for all those that entered into the Chester Raft Race last year. It was really great to see all the teams. If you haven’t already done so visit the website gallery and search the photos for images of your raft in action.

We now have a BT My Donate Page

We now have a BT My Donate Page

In order to make donating even easier, we are happy to announce that The Raft Race now has a BT My Donate page. What is BT My Donate? The following is what BT have to say about their My donate scheme. A fundraising service that doesn’t take commission? ...Absolutely....