‘Yo ho ho’ – Carsington pirates battle it out

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Swashbuckling pirates took battled it out on the water during a raft race.

Sixteen teams of pirates took part in the tenth annual race at Severn Trent’s Carsington Water.

Victory was grabbed by a motley crew called NMC Goonies and, so far, the raft race has managed to raise £10,500 for WaterAid.

Leanne Town, Severn Trent Water’s community manager, said: “We were blown away by a whole host of landlubbers who turned up to cheer on our raft racers and join in the pirate party at Carsington Water.

“We also had the cycle challenge where bikers peddled from ten to sixty miles.”