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Sun Dec 24 2023

Event Cancellation Announcement: 2023 Raft Event

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Dear Participants, Supporters, and Sponsors,

It's with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of the 2023 Raft Event. This decision, though difficult, is made with the safety and well-being of everyone involved as our foremost concern.

River Conditions Update: The river is forecasted to reach critical levels, peaking at around 2.3m by 10.00 AM on Boxing Day. This significantly exceeds our safety threshold of 1.8m, making it unsafe to proceed with the event. Your safety is our priority, and under these conditions, we cannot responsibly host the event.

Supporting the RNLI: While we cannot gather for the event, our commitment to supporting the RNLI remains strong. You can still make a difference by donating through our GoFundMe page. Every contribution helps us support this vital cause, ensuring that our efforts to aid the RNLI continue despite the event's cancellation. Donate Here:

Thank You to Our Sponsors: We extend our heartfelt thanks to all our sponsors for your unwavering support. Your contributions, especially in times like these, are greatly appreciated.

Looking Forward to 2024: We are already planning for the 2024 Raft Event, aiming to make it an even more impactful and memorable experience. We eagerly anticipate your participation in what promises to be a fantastic event next Boxing Day.

Thank you for your understanding, support, and patience. Your commitment to our cause and community is deeply appreciated.

A Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year.

Warm regards,

The Matlock Raft Event Committee


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