In little over a month’s time teams will take to the river Avon for the 40th annual Raft Race – and Rosconn are delighted to announce that this year they are the headline sponsor.
The company’s support will pay for the safety teams on hand on the day to look after the competitors – and to help them negotiate the two weirs enroute.
This year’s 40th anniversary Raft Race – organised by the Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions – will take place on Sunday July 24th. The main beneficiary for 2016 will be Heart of England Mencap, working to support local people with learning disabilities. The race fundraises for different local causes each year, banking an amazing £750,000 since it first began back in 1976.
Daniel O’Donnell, Rosconn’s Managing Director, comments: “Working with local communities is very much at the heart of what we do and we are committed to supporting that community in every way we can. We feel very honoured to be the headline sponsor for this year’s Raft Race, supporting the Lions and Heart of England Mencap – a charity we have formed a very strong link with. They do such great work with a broad spectrum of individuals and we applaud that dedication. Our aim is to work closely with such organisations as they make such a difference to the lives of vulnerable people who need some support.”
The race sees teams paddling their homemade rafts 7.5 miles down the River Avon from Wasperton to Stratford.
There’s still plenty of time to sign-up for this year’s event.