Sporting royal theme for rafts

THE 10th Needham Market Raft Race will be held at Needham Lake on Sunday, June 10, at 2pm.

The race began as a one-off for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002, but was so successful it is still here for her 60th, raising money for local good causes.

This year’s theme, to keep sports fans and royalists happy, is ‘Jubi-Lympic’. Fancy dress is optional, though there is a prize for the best turned out team. Rafts can only be powered by human effort and , naturally, they must float.

An entry form is at