As I’m sure you must have noticed, the fir trees are already in the shops, the festive menus are on display, the clocks go back next weekend and another year is rapidly drawing to a close, which can only mean one thing………………
Yes, that’s right, it will soon be time for the Raft Race at Matlock. (hoorah, hoorah.)
I’m sure most of you know what its about, but for those that don’t it involves getting up at a ridiculous hour on Boxing day morning nursing a hangover, dragging a dead weight of timber about and throwing it into a river and then throwing yourself into the freezing water of the River Derwent for about 3 hours whilst being bombarded with a host of missiles from the on looking crowd.
If so let me know ASAP as numbers are limited.
Its open to everyone 16 years of age or over and costs around £15 each to enter. You will need a dry suit or if you’re brave a semi dry.
Also we need to rebuild the rafts, so anyone wanting to go on the rafts will be expected to give up some free time and donate some technical ability (Jenny , you can make the tea) over a couple of weekends.
Its a good laugh and money raised is for a good cause, The RNLI
As usual we’re planning to go to The Travellers after, so if you cant make the Raft Race, come and join us for a festive pint afterwards