Alnmouth raft race returns

The start of last year's junior race. 
Picture by Terry Collinson
The start of last year's junior race. Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth’s Annual Fancy Dress Raft Race takes place on Saturday, August 20.

The first race took place nearly 40 years ago and in that time they have raised thousands of pounds for the RNLI. Since 2009, they have been organised by the Sun Inn’s Bren Shell, who said: “This is always a hugely entertaining event with competitors having a lot of fun, often getting a little wet, but raising lots of money for the Amble lifeboat in the process.”

There is a junior race at 3.30pm, starting at the Ferryman’s Hut at the bottom of Riverside Road, and an adult race, which starts at the Duchess’s Bridge around 4pm.

Competitors should register at the Sun Inn before noon on the day.