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Following two postponements due to Covid-19 and bad weather leaving everyone with a sinking feeling, the Active Fakenham Group cardboard raft race took place at the weekend.

With a course on the River Wensum that is about 50m long, the prizes and categories were for the fastest, the most spectacular sinking and the best fancy dress of raft and crew.

Richard Crook, of Active Fakenham, said: "It went really well and it was a nice sunny day with lots of stalls. Money was raised for First Focus, a local charity who are struggling as their funding is coming to an end.

Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race..MLNF-21MF090190
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race..MLNF-21MF090190

"It is an information and advice centre and if it were to close it would be a great loss to the town.

"The rest of the money will go towards Active Fakenham events in the town which help well- being and are accessible as they are free or low cost."

Also on the day were two duck races, the first with larger ducks supported by local businesses and the second smaller duck race for members of the public.

Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race. Pictured Toby Mace. Billy Mace.MLNF-21MF090174
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race. Pictured Toby Mace. Billy Mace.MLNF-21MF090174
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race. Pictured Howard Young. Clarrisa Belsen.. MLNF-21MF090175
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race. Pictured Howard Young. Clarrisa Belsen.. MLNF-21MF090175

Mr Crook said: "We're very pleased with it and there was lots of positive feedback from people."

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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090176
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090177
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090178
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090179
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090180
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090181
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090182
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090183
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090184
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090185
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090185
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090186
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090187
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Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race.. MLNF-21MF090188
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race. Pictured Fakenham Activities Group.. MLNF-21MF090189
Fakenham Town Annual Cardboard Raft Race. Pictured Fakenham Activities Group.. MLNF-21MF090189


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