Fareham Raft Race

Our chosen Charities

Since 2015 we have been raising money for Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GaFIRS) and The Rainbow Centre. Below is a little information about them. You can find out more by clicking the links below to visit their websites.

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service logo


GAFIRS are a uniquely independent Lifeboat & Inshore Rescue Service that was founded in 1969. As a Declared Facility for HM Coastguard, GAFIRS provides emergency lifeboat services in the Solent and Portsmouth Harbour. GAFIRS crews are on pager emergency call-out 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and in all weathers. Moreover, GAFIRS also offers a range of safety services and expertise to Hampshire's emergency services to aid marine rescue inland and medical response during County & National states of emergency. On average GAFIRS responds to some 140 emergency lifesaving calls per year and its members give freely of many hundreds of hours per year supporting other emergency services and the local community.

The Rainbow Centre logo


At The Rainbow Centre we inspire and support children with Cerebral Palsy and adults with a stroke, MS and Parkinson’s, adult Cerebral Palsy, Head Injury and their families. Through a system of learning called Conductive Education we encourage and teach our children/participants to take an active role in their own development. Our children/participants learn new ways to become active and happy individuals who are proud of their own achievements and ready for life’s challenges. We focus on what you CAN DO and inspire all children/participants to reach their full potential.

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