RIVAL teams of rafters have battled it out at Carsington Water to raise money for a national charity.
The teams, made up of contractors and staff from Severn Trent Water, took to the reservoir to raise funds for Wateraid.
The event was also joined by the WaterAid Cycle Challenge, providing a set of courses for dedicated cyclists, which gave fund-raising riders a choice of three courses around the Ashbourne area.
Eighteen teams of six competed in the raft race to be crowned the winners of the 1940s-themed event.
Severn Trent Water’s director of strategy and regulation, Tony Ballance said: “I’m pleased to say that this year’s raft race and the new cycle challenge were a huge success. “Severn Trent Water has supported the work of WaterAid for many years, helping transform the lives of people in some of the world’s poorest communities, by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation.”
Last year’s event raised £11,500 for WaterAid