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The City Hospice Charity Raft Race returns this year on Sunday 11th June

Proudly sponsored by Dario Security Co Ltd

We are delighted to announce that the City Hospice Charity Raft Race is back for 2023. Formerly known as the Llandaff Charity Raft Race, this event involves building your own raft, racing from Llandaff Rowing Club upstream for over half a mile, and then rowing back to the clubhouse for the finishing line.

It is £75 to enter a team of between four and ten rowers and we ask all teams to raise a minimum of £400 sponsorship to help City Hospice care for patients and their families who are suffering from a life-limiting illness.


If you would like to enter a team, email Nicky Piper on nicky.piper@cityhospice.org.uk

Team trophies for the first three rafts and a trophy for the best-designed raft/team

This race is marshalled by Cardiff Aid Voluntary Rescue Association.

We have hints and tips for building your own rafts here

Safety Precautions and Rules here

This river Taff course is mostly only about 3ft deep (one small area is about 7ft deep) however, all participants have to wear a life jacket.

Parking on the day will be available at Glantaf High School which is just a five minute walk across the road, our volunteers will be there to guide you.

Here is a video of the City Hospice Raft Race from 2011. Although the sun was shining, it had been raining for days leading up to the event and the river was flowing very fast. However, everybody still had loads of fun.

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Event Location

The Boathouse, Bridge Rd, Cardiff CF5 2PT

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How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.



Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

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Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

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Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

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Other great ways to get involved: Platinum Pledge Gift in Your Will