Raft Racers Needed in Gala Dash

The Lowestoft Lions are asking people to come forward and take part in their annual Maiden in Distress raft race, this bank holiday.

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It’s one of the town’s best-loved, traditional fundraising events for the Lions, but this year, the organisers have noted a shortage in applicants. So far, there are only two applicants: Cooks Furnishing and FW Knights, and the Lions fear that there is a threat that the event may even need to be cancelled if more people don’t come forward. The race always proves to be fun, and involves teams of four making a raft out of provided equipment and racing to rescue a maiden in distress in the middle of the lake.

The day starts at 9am and runs until dusk, and all of the proceeds go towards the Lowestoft Lions. The event features the Steve Colley Motorcycle Stunt Show, strongman John Evans, Guitar George and his band, the Waggy Tail Dog Display Team, motor boat racing and performances by the Waveney Valley Brass Ensemble and the Oulton Broads. There is also set to be donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows, a funfair and a firework display. Admission costs £6 for adults and £1 for children. To submit a team to the race, ring Mr Cook on 07748584763 or email cook@lowestoft1.demon.co.uk

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