More than 100 people took to the waters of the River Severn at World Championship Coracle Race in Shrewsbury.
Teams of four attempted to paddle coracles across the Severn at Pengwern Boat Club yesterday, cheered on by hundreds of spectators on both banks of the river.
The final was won by a team from Morris & Co led by Robin Morris ahead of CJ Williams Funeral Directors and Coverage Care.
Organisers have praised people of all ages for contributing to a ‘fantastic’ atmosphere and are hopeful of raising about £15,000. One team is already said to have raised more than £1,600 for Macmillan Cancer Support in sponsorship.
Rachel Cooper, fundraising manager for Macmillan in Shropshire, said: “We had a fantastic atmosphere – we sold out of green Macmillan wigs and there were hundreds of spectators, including many on the Quarry side of the river.
“Holding the event late afternoon was perfect for getting youngsters watching after school and we were really lucky with the weather – the sun even came out at one point.
“We know one team has already raised £1,600 and we are hopeful of raising £15,000, but it is very early to say how we will do with lots of sponsorship still to be collected in.”