Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.

Pictures show thrills and spills at 2018 Matlock raft race

Intrepid fundraisers made a splash for charity when they braved the River Derwent on Boxing Day for the 57th Matlock raft race.

The entertaining annual event saw hardy folk get on board their home-made vessels and take on the icy waters from Cawdor Quarry to Cromford Meadows. Thousands of people gathered along the riverbank to cheer on those participating in the four-mile festive challenge. This year's event raised £1,510 for the RNLI, which saves lives at sea.

Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
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Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
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Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
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Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
Matlock raft race was a great success. Picture by Nick Rhodes.
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