Published On: Wed, Sep 26th, 2018

It’s happy ever ‘rafter’ for Window Ware team at River Festival charity race

Not content with expertly supplying door and window companies across the country with market-leading hardware, Window Ware have been giving back to the community too. And it was a case of sink or swim as a team from the Bedford-based company took part in the county town’s River Festival Raft Race to raise money for Bedford Hospitals Charity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Team ‘Operation Window Ware’ was made up of power-peddlers Laura Mooney, Alex Green, Sarah Binns, Demi Whitbread, Karl Williamson and Tara Soul who took part dressed as blood-stained doctors and nurses. 

And despite having to battle scorching temperatures, super soakers and plenty of rivalry from the other rafts, they managed to keep their cool and stay afloat to cross the finish line.

One of the bedraggled crew members, Laura Mooney, said: “We took a proper pelting and other teams tried to take us out of the competition by flooding the hull. Thankfully our ingenious raft builders Andrew and Tara had packed our raft with plenty of polystyrene which proved too buoyant to sink.”

Window Ware’s Managing Director Samantha Nuckey was on hand to cheer them on from the river bank and she was delighted with how the team did: “The crew came under fire from all sides but held firm and they did the company proud.  

“It’s very important for us to support the community whenever we can, and it has been brilliant to be part of such a popular and fun community event. We have raised £130 of our £200 target so far and are pulling out all the stops to reach our goal.”

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