PIRATES will descend on Chichester for charity fund-raiser

PIRATES will descend on Chichester in June and launch their galleons to help raise money for charity which helps adults aged 18 to 45 with physical disabilities.

The fun raft race will take place at Lakeside Holiday Park after owner Paul Warburton approached the Chichester Lions Club to ask if members would be interested in organising an event.

The 150-metre race will take place on Saturday, June 11, with a Pirates of the Caribbean theme and will feature a bouncy castle and entertainment, including a performance from one of the area’s bands.

Money raised will be donated to Chichester-based day centre The Point Centre, run by Scope West Sussex.

The charity provides a range of help specially-adapted minibuses which take clients to The Point where they can access other services.

Teams can have two to eight people, and there are two categories: open adult teams and junior teams.

A safety meeting between the organisers and all group members will take place on May 26, while the Chichester water ski club will provide safety boats and buoyancy aids.

For more information and an application form see www.chilions.org.uk/raftrace or contact Lions Club member Corina Hall on 01243 641533.