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Rafts of cash raised by theme park for race charities

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 05, 2014

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A THEME park near Ashbourne has raised more than £300 for charity after opening up over the Christmas break to support a festive raft race.

Gulliver's duty manager Paul Kaye presented a cheque for £374 to Boxing Day Matlock to Cromford Raft Race organisers, the Derbyshire Association of Sub Aqua Clubs.

The theme park reduced the entry cost to its indoor Spy Zone and Nerf Zone attractions, which were opened especially on the day, and made its car parks available to race spectators for £3, with all proceeds going to the race's chosen charities.

The four charities set to benefit are RNLI, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance, St John Ambulance and the UK Hyperbaric Unit.

Paul Kaye said: "We're very much part of our local community and it was a pleasure to be able to help this fantastic event."

Derbyshire Association of Sub Aqua Clubs race organiser Ray Foster said: "We would like to thank Gulliver's again for their kind donation - it was a wonderful gesture and has boosted the money we give to our beneficiaries."

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