Interview with Nick PosfordFrom the Charity Cardiomyopathy Association

Written by on June 24, 2014

38 years old and still going!
In 1976 a small group of members from the Wellesbourne & District Lions Club met with members of the local Ambulance and Fire services to discuss how to raise monies for local worthwhile charitable causes.
The result was a fun challenge between the two services to race homemade rafts 7½ miles down the river Avon to finish at Stratford upon Avon. Others in local pubs, clubs and businesses heard of the race and joined in raising £1,800.
The organisation behind that first race was very basic, the PA system was two handheld loudhailers and a wristwatch was used to time them down the course! The race has now grown to attract teams from all over the UK raising so far close to £600,000 for local, regional and national charitable causes.
The event is run by Stratford Lions.

This years raft race will be partnered with Cardiomyopathy Association (CMA)
The mission statement is: “The Cardiomyopathy Association is a UK charity fighting heart muscle disease through support, education and campaigning. We want every person affected by cardiomyopathy able to live long and full lives, by receiving the best treatment, information, care and support”.
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photograph – Stratford Observer

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