Know before you go - Mumbles Raft Race

This Year’s annual Mumbles RNLI Raft Race is this Sunday and it looks set to be a bumper edition.

Over 40 entries have already been received for the fundraiser for the charity. Volunteer crew member Tony Bowen chairs the organising of the event and said he can’t remember there were so many ready for the start line.

‘ In the past we’ve had up to 40 rafts enter before the day but this year we’ve had over 100 teams asking for entry forms and it looks like there’s going to be a fantastic atmosphere in the Village on the day. The teams work so hard to get the rafts looking fantastic and there’s always stiff competition to see who can have the best dressed raft, fastest raft home and most importantly who can raise the most money. Last year The Mumbles Lifeboat station was the busiest in Wales. It was so busy that we were asked to carry cameras for the current BBC Documentary ‘Saving Lives at sea’ and featured in one of the episodes. Tony  said.

David Thomas – Chairman of the lifeboat crew association said ‘ We want everyone to come along, support the rafters and pop some money in the collecting buckets. The RNLI relies entirely on charity donations and fundraising efforts like this.’

The fun starts at 4 at Norton, the race starts at 5, with rafts racing along the course at the seafront in Mumbles to the slipway next to Verdis at Knab Rock.

It’s hoped to beat last years fundraising total of just over £16,000

The Race starts at 5 but get to Mumbles Early (park at the Quarry car park)

The finish line is at Verdis on Knab Rock

The first rafts are expected around 5.30 on the finish line

The last raft will be back around 6 (hopefully)

Don't forget to tag your tots ready for the race. Please make sure you write your mobile number on their arm in case they get lost.

Have fun!!

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