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Our Supporters

Fareham Raft Race

Presentation Night

A huge "Thank You!" to everyone who attended our Presentation and Auction Night on Wednesday. Thanks to your generosity we raised a further £578.50 for our charities, taking the total raised this year to £2415.64

This meant that we were able to present Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue and The Rainbow Centre with £1208 each (after a quick dip into a pocket to find 36p!). We also presented our winning teams with their cups and medals on the night (see below for some images of the presentations made by the Mayor of Fareham, Mrs Susan Bayford).

A Breakdown of Funds Raised

  • Entry Fees: £555.00
  • Bucket Collections: £187.82
  • T-shirt Sales: £200.00
  • Sponsorship / Donations: £1,174.50
  • Auction: £578.50

For a total of £2695.82

Minus the following costs

  • Event Insurance: £172.18
  • Advertising Banners: £60.00
  • Cups & Medals: £48.00

For a total raised of £2415.64

Fareham Rafters would once again like to thank everyone who took part in or attended the race and presentation night. Without you we would not be able to raise this money for these very worthy causes. We hope to see you all again next year.

If you haven't already, please follow our Facebook page or bookmark this website to keep an eye out for announcements about next year's event.

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Congratulations to the race winners - Rafty McRaft Face and also to the winners of the Best Dressed Raft - The Kraken


If you have collected sponsorship money, please get in touch with us, either via the contact form on this site, or via Facebook Messenger and we will give you the details for getting the money to us.


The Fareham Raft Race is an annual event which raises money for mainly local charities, that has been running for many years. The course runs from Lower Quay, across the creek towards Upper Quay and back again, with a staging area at the slipway. There will be a number of preliminary races (dependant on the number of entrants) that whittle the field down to two rafts who will race each other for the honour of being overall winner.

The 2017 event raised a total of £1320 which was split equally between GaFIRS and The Rainbow Centre. A huge 'Thank you!' once again to all who took part and contributed.

Visit the Forms page to view/download entry forms, rules and sponsorship forms.

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The Raft Race is regularly covered by local news media. Click to view a report



Support the Raft Race by purchasing a Raft Race T-shirt. Limited number available. Ladies in Small & Medium, Mens in Small, Medium & Large. The price is £10 each, every penny of which goes to our chosen charities.

To order / reserve your T-shirt, go to the contact form and send us a message including the size of shirt you require.

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