A charity raft race in a flood hit part of Newcastle has been cancelled.
The first Newcastle Gosforth Raft Race was to take place on Saturday 29th September from 2.30pm at Newburn Activity Centre, to raise vital funds to help families across the North East.
The event, organised by Newcastle Gosforth Round Table group, was to raise funds for St Oswald's Hospice.
Emma Noble, Fundraiser for St Oswald's, said: "Unfortunately the organisers of the event, Gosforth Round Table, were forced to cancel the event as they were unable to recruit enough teams within the very short time available."
The event will be rescheduled for later in the year.
Teams were asked to build their rafts on the banks of the Tyne then race to complete the 1.1 mile route, with prizes awarded for the fastest teams and the best fancy dress.
Mark Stephenson, Vice Chairman of Newcastle Gosforth Round Table, said: "We got the idea from a similar event that we entered a team into. It was great fun so thought it would be something we could replicate as a way to raise money for the local community."
Race entry will be £20 per person (a team will comprise of a minimum of 4 people) plus a commitment to raise a suggested minimum of £100 sponsorship per team.
Entry fee includes finishers t-shirt, Raft Race entry and hog roast. For more information visit www.newcastleroundtable.co.uk or call Emma Noble on 0191 246 9123.
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