Thames Water Raft Race for WaterAid

Vikings, pirates, mermaids and yellow Minions helped raise money for WaterAid over the last week.

On Thursday 21st July, over 450 people made their way to Reading rowing club on the River Thames for Thames Water’s annual Raft Race. The crowd cheered on 38 colourful rafts and their fancy-dressed sailors as they battled it out on the River Thames to win prizes and raise funds for WaterAid.

Bridges, along with Tilbury Douglas put in a joint team to build and race a raft. Our very own Jason Clarke was part of the crew providing the much needed horsepower to drive the raft along the 1.5km course to the finish line, finishing a very respectable 17th place. With the Women’s Euro 2022 in mind we also setup a football skill fund raising game which proved very popular with spectators on the river bank. It was a successful day with over £60,000 raised for WaterAid.

WaterAid are a charity who transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene, and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. To learn more about the work WaterAid are doing or to donate click here.