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Sunday 26 March 2017

Raft run fundraiser for river rescue unit

The Mallow Search and Rescue Unit are holding their annual fundraising river raft run on Sunday, March 16.

Over 80 rafts, including a group from Monaghan, braved the seven mile route from Mallow to Killavullen in last year's event, which was dogged by high winds and torrential rain.

Search and rescue man John Woulfe confirmed to Around Mallow this week that the event is becoming more popular each year. All sponsorship money raised goes towards the upkeep of the unit and training. PRO David O'Donoghue said the rafts that enter the run are getting more creative each year. All rafts must be registered by sponsorship cards and entry forms are avaialble from the Arches Bar or ring John on 087 6353850.

A music night will be held in the Arches after the event and a video of the adventure will also be shown.

Rafts head off on the day at 1 p.m.

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