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SP Energy Networks

hero2Last 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 will be bigger and better with 9 SPEN rafts from across our area taking part. Teams and rafts are travelling from as far afield as Aberystwyth and Liverpool with Wirral and North Wales are also well represented. We will be having a BBQ at the hospitality area for our teams and their supporters and everyone is really looking forward to the event.”

Mersey-raft-raceOur teams competing for the SPEN trophy and shield as well as the overall prize!


Merseyside Seals



132 Go!!

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Wirral Weir Dohs.


SP Aberystwyth

The Graduates

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.

This year’s race is scheduled for Sunday 10th July 2016. The theme is Chester Transport Through The Ages. We have incorporated a couple of new categories of potential award winners; the first category is called Titanic- the ultimate sinker! Not just any sinking vessel will receive this award, the ultimate sinker will be chosen on their style and grace of plunge in to the muddy depth and the actions of their crew.

The second new category of entries is to be The Most Innovative Design. There have been some truly innovative designs of rafts entered into the race, one year there was a pedal powered raft and so this year such hard work and innovation shall be recognised with an award.

It is time to blow the dust off the tools in your shed and get your thinking cap on to come up with an awesome raft for the race in July.

We look forward to seeing your team on the River Dee

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. Many other fundraising services take a little slice of every donation they get. It may only be 2% here or 5% there, but that adds up to a lot when you’re trying to raise cash for a good cause. That’s where MyDonate is different. We don’t take a thing. Not even an itsy bitsy penny. No set up fees, no commission. Apart from the fees charged by the card companies (a 15p flat rate fee for a debit card transaction of any size or a 1.3% credit card charge), all the money goes straight to charity. And that’s got to be a good thing.

 How does every tenner grow?

Say you wanted to raise money by sitting in a bath of baked beans. On MyDonate it’s simple to set up a fundraising page and anyone can visit your page to make donations to your baked-bean challenge, safely and securely. But unlike some fundraising services, every penny would go straight to the charity of your choice (apart from a tiny fee taken by credit and debit card companies).

To donate through My Donate, please https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/rotaryclubofchestertrustfund.

Survitec Announced as Main Sponsor

We are really happy to announce that Survitec Group have once again signed up as main sponsors for this years Chester Raft Race. The Rotary Club of Chester are thrilled to have them on board once again in what is already looking to be a great event. Clive Bond on behalf of The Rotary Club of Chester had the following comment.

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