Published: 02/08/2014 10:00 - Updated: 01/08/2014 10:42

Lossie Raft Race set to launch

The Lossie Raft Race takes place tomorrow (Sunday).
The Lossie Raft Race takes place tomorrow (Sunday).

VESSELS of all shapes and sizes will be launched tomorrow (Sunday) as competitors in the Lossie Raft Race take to the waves.

The annual event is organised by RAF Lossiemouth, in conjunction with Moray Council, to thank the community for its support during the year and to raise money for local charities.

Flight Lieutenant Dave Hapgood, who works in the air traffic control tower at RAF Lossiemouth, is the officer in charge of the race committee.

He said: "The Lossiemouth Raft Race is a well-known and well-loved event in the calendar for us, and this year I think it will be bigger than ever.

"We expect there to be a few more entrants from the 39 Engineer Regiment at Kinloss Barracks, so there might be some friendly rivalry between the RAF and the Army for the famous Toilet Seat trophy.

"This year’s event is being held in aid of two chosen charities; MFR Cash for Kids and the Make a Wish Foundation".

Companies and organisations interested in providing a stall or entertainment are asked to email Senior Aircraftsman Craig Allan on LOS-ATCFOA19@mod.uk for more information, or to submit an application form available from the RAF Lossiemouth website.

Any groups still interested in entering a team should email Corporal Lee Craig on LOS-LSSMTFLFUELSJNCO02@mod.uk or use the application form on the website.

Gates for the event at Lossiemouth’s East Beach open at 12 noon, with the race starting at 3pm.

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