One of the crews in a previous Hilgay Raft Race.

Good sports who enjoy messing about on the river are needed for Hilgay Raft Race.

Organisers, members of Downham Market Rotary, need race entries for the event on Sunday, July 8 on a stretch of the River Wissey next to Hilgay bridge starting at 1pm.

Entry will be free in return for raising sponsorship for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Rafts can be manned by crews of four for the quarter-of-a-mile course.

There will also be other fun activities on land during the event which will start at noon.

Competitors have been asked to make their own rafts but Rotary may have one or two ready-made.

For more details or to take part email downhammarketrotary@hotmail.co.uk or call Howard Phillips on 01945 430880 or call into Dent’s butchers in Hilgay.