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Wellesbourne and Shakespeare Lions are very pleased to invite you to join our 2017 raft race to be held on Sunday, 23 July and is the 41st running of this event which has raised around £750,000 during this period.

Paddle a home made raft down 7.1/2 miles of the River Avon for charity?  Me? Yes, you!

Last year over 300 people did just this, they had a brilliant day out and helped us raise £11,000 for an important charity project.  So, are YOU up for the 2017 challenge on 23 July?

This year our main beneficiary is Riding for the Disabled (RDA) based in Warwick, and with your generous help we are aiming to raise over £10,000 to help to fund items to be used in a new centre of excellence to be constructed in Shrewley.
Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities through horse riding and carriage driving. Through a network of around 500 volunteer groups throughout the UK, RDA provides opportunities for therapy, achievement and enjoyment, improving health, wellbeing and self-confidence, and benefiting mobility and co-ordination.
RDA couldn’t achieve what it does without the volunteers who give their time to help out. There are around 18,000 men and women all over the UK who volunteer at their local RDA group. Come rain or shine they are there for their riders with a welcoming smile, a listening ear and the ability to make coming to RDA the best part of someone’s week.

To learn more about Riding for the Disabled association please click on the logo below:

And below are links to essential pages in this site.
Raft design ideas...
Its so easy to enter...
FAQ - a must read...
Donating...
Down the river...
Race locations...
If you have any questions or queries of any kind please first try our FAQ page. However, if that does not provide the answer then get straight onto us via the Contact Us page.