MAKING WAVES FOR CHARITY

June 09, 2015 at 11:42 AM

Multisol’s well-supported team enjoyed another successful day at The Shrewsbury River Festival’s annual raft race over the weekend, as the sun shone on the banks of the River Severn.

Visitors to the event, now in its fourth year, were able to watch the participants ‘expertly’ build their rafts from scratch using the same ration of barrels, pallets and rope, in only one hour, before they headed for the start line.

As the race began, the crew of Graham Eden, Tomaz Medves, Zak Amos, Karl Shone, Sam Wilkins and Andrew Lamb successfully launched and quickly moved from last to second place as they headed upstream.

Following a minor altercation (a water fight, in layman’s terms!) with the lead raft, orchestrated by Multisol’s ‘Chief Weapons Officer’ Enzo, the raft snapped in half, leaving some team members a little damp and forced to swim the rest of the course!

Undeterred, the intrepid buccaneers carried on to the finish line to claim second; a great team effort from all involved.

This year the shipmates are raising money for the Babygrow Appeal at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Donations are still being taken so please share their JustGiving page with as many people as you can - https://www.justgiving.com/MultisolFundraisingTeam/.

For more action from the Festival, see below;