The West Kent Raft Race was again held on Saturday 12th September 2015 at Greenhithe, hosted by Phil Griggs at the Pier Hotel. The event was organised by the West Kent Lodge of Charity 9610 to raise money towards the West Kent -Teddies for Loving Care (TLC) Appeal. Six teams entered with various designs of Raft.W Bro Charles Marchant – Chairman of the West Kent TLC Committee started the race and presented the winner’s trophy.

Winning Team – The Brick Academy – friends of Dave Tickner of Woolwich Polytechnic Lodge. They were sponsored by Woolwich Polytechnic Lodge and had won the previous two events. The overall result was:

First Place – The Brick Academy                  Second – Woolwich Polytechnic Lodge            Third – North Kent Lodge

Fourth – Saye and Sele Lodge                       Fifth – Hearts of Oak Lodge (Mens)            Sixth – Hearts of Oak Lodge (Ladies)


Charles thanked everyone for coming to support the event and for the many donations which had raised around £1500 for the charity. He gave particular thanks to the Hotel for hosting the event, the Cambria Sea Scouts for ensuring everyone’s safety and to the various members of the West Kent Lodge of Charity, 9610 for organising the event and Grand Draw.

The Grand Prize Raffle was a sell out and the winning tickets were drawn by the PGM Designate’s wife Laura.