Riverside Place win the Ware Open Raft Race 2018!

Members of the Riverside Place care home in Ware are proud to announce they won the Ware Open Raft Race on Saturday 21st July.

There was lots of anticipation in the lead up to the event which comprises of two teams and split into two parts; the raft build and then the race itself.

No construction was allowed until the start at 12:00 PM and our build team were eagerly waiting for the start whistle to go. The team, who included Martin, Francesca, Nina, Phil, Sheryl and Virginia built the raft using only rope, wood and barrels and successfully managed this task in just 30 minutes!

Our raft rowers, Katie (Home Manager), Belinda, Fran and Naomi, then leapt into action and the river (literally!) when they launched themselves from the Town Quay. With much encouragement from the side-lines, they paddled furiously down the River Lea to the Saracen’s Head and then back again to the Town Quay in 1st place to claim their victory.

Huge crowds had lined the banks of the river to cheer on the teams who were competing in this year’s race, which is a part of Ware Festival and organised by Ware Town Council.

Riverside Place win the Ware Open Raft Race 2018!The team had practised the build of the raft beforehand and were thrilled to win this race – they were very proud to receive their first team trophy from the Mayor, Phyllis Rose Banham.

They are so enthusiastic and a great team that they are already planning their next event. In fact, the Home Manager, Katie Wilkinson is bungee jumping for charity in October.

Watch this space…   Why not come back to our news area and see what the team get up to next.

Riverside Place is our new luxury 72 bed care home with nursing in Ware and is due to open 13th September 2018. Our team are really looking forward to being very involved within the local community and building strong relationships with groups and organisations in the area.

We are looking for more dedicated, warm hearted people to work in our brand. If you are interested in working at Riverside Place, please contact us on 01206 224188 or email: recruitment@caringhomes.org.

We will be hosting viewings from appointment from 13th August 2018 and our Preview Open Weekend will be held 8th – 9th September.

If you would like to register your interest in Riverside Place, please contact us on Freephone 0808 208 4570 or via enquiries@caringhomes.org.



Riverside Place

Home Manager

Katie Wilkinson


Plaxton Way,
SG12 7FB

0808 208 4570
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