Raft racers Donna Hewitt and Becky Hancox with organiser Ali Dent (centre). Picture: Tony Jones.

Organisers of the annual Hilgay Raft Race are gearing-up for a splashing time on Sunday.

The event was due to take place earlier in the summer but was postponed due to a waterlogged field.

Hilgay butcher Ali Dent, one of the organisers, expects at least ten rafts of all shapes and sizes to compete.

There is still time to enter and Mr Dent has a few spare rafts or teams can bring their own.

Entry is £40 per team of four. As well as the race there will be a competition for the best fancy dressed crew and the most sponsored raft.

To enter contact Mr Dent on 01366 387686.

The race will take place on the River Wissey near Hilgay Bridge at 1pm and will be hosted by Wally Webb of BBC Radio Norfolk.

As well as negotiating the water, crew members face being doused in flour by spectators who line the route.

The annual duck race will also be held towards the end of the afternoon and there will activities on land beside the river. These will include a bouncy castle, barbecue, raffle and stalls.

Admission to the field will be £1, concessions and under 12s admitted free.

The event has been organised  in conjunction with Downham Market Rotary Club. It will raise money for Nelson’s Journey, a Norwich-based children’s bereavement charity, and Sue Ryder charity, which provides hospice and neurological care.