Thrill seekers sought for rafting challenge

Pictured: Rafters take part in the fund-raising event last year.
Pictured: Rafters take part in the fund-raising event last year.

Thrill seekers from across Scotland are gearing up for a white knuckle, white water rafting challenge next month.

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland’s (CHSS) exhilarating White Water Rafting event, between Aberfeldy and Grandtully on the internationally graded River Tay, over the weekend of March 23 and 24 is set to be one of the most intense and exciting challenges of the year.

As CHSS Fund-raising Manager, Paul Corrigan, explains: “Teams of 8 daredevils are invited to enter the race which combines a break-neck three mile flat water race followed by three miles shooting of the rapids. Your crew will be pushed to their limits for two hours of intense physical competition and heart stopping action.

“The event is always popular so to secure your place all that’s needed is a deposit of £160 (£20 per paddler) which will be deducted from the minimum sponsorship of £1,000 - that’s only £125 per paddler. All money raised will be used by CHSS to improve the lives of people in Scotland living with chest, heart and stroke illness.

“All equipment is supplied and a fully trained instructor will accompany each team to ensure your safety.”

To register your interest or find out more please call our fund-raising hotline on 0300 1212 777, email or visit