Millport Raft Race 2012

by Gillian Docherty

Millport Raft Race takes place this weekend on Sunday 19th August at 2pm from Kames Bay to the Harbour.

Anyone wishing to enter the race can download an application form from the Millport Raft Race facebook page or collect one from the Royal George Hotel. Please can you hand in applications to the Royal George Hotel or to Gillian Docherty by Friday 17th August.

Those not on a raft are invited along to cheer on the rafters, water balloon at the ready!

The raft race will be followed by a disco with Escape Promotions and raffle in the Royal George Hotel from 8pm.

All proceeds from the raft race and raffle are donated to the Millport Parent/Carer and Toddler Group.


Sandy Morton says

Lets just hope that the weather seriously improves by the weekend - the forecast is better than now!

Sandy Morton says

Ross McKay is the Content Journalist who runs s1millport.  He and some friends are coming to take part in the raft race so you know where to send your cheers and your water bombs :-)

Gillian Docherty says

What a great weekend. Thank you to all the rafters who took part in the race and all the spectators who came along to support them and cheer them on. The winning raft was 'The Tav' aka The Tavern Bar, the best dressed raft was 'Blue Hawaii' aka Lady Margaret Hospital Staff and the last raft to finish and winners of the wooden spoon was 'Castaways'. 

Thank you to all who supported the raft race including The Royal George Hotel for help with the application forms, hosting the raft race disco and providing the bottle for throw the coin at the bottle. Thanks to Stewart Cape of Escape Promotions who compered the race and provided music during the raft race and at the disco. Thanks also to Cumbrae Watersports Centre for providing on the water safety cover and to all the businesses who donated raffle prizes.

We managed to raise the great sum of £684 between the raft race and disco which will be donated to Millport Parent/Carer and Toddler Group.

 

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