Charity fundraisers take on 'River Dart Struggle'

Joseph Bulmer

Fancy dress fundraising teams fought for victory on the river Dart when the Totnes Raft Race returned last Sunday.

The race - known as ‘The River Dart Struggle ‘ - takes place along the river Dart starting at Dart Bridge, Buckfastleigh, and on through a mixture of white water, fast-flowing weirs and calm stretches.

It makes its way down to the finish in Totnes over a distance of 13 Kilometres.

This is acknowledged as one of the great river challenges and  is an ideal corporate or group team-building exercise, said a spokesperson for organisers Totnes Rotary Club.

Teams - all raising money for charity - had to make their own raft out of a restricted list of approved materials. Crews between two to 10 people per raft, could be all male, all female or mixed.