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Burry Port Raft Race

Dawsons delight at being main sponsor of Burry Port Raft Race

Dawsons Property is delighted to be the main sponsor of the Burry Port Harbour Raft Race on Saturday, July 22.

The estate agency, which has one of its main branches in Llanelli, is heading up the event which is raising money not only for the Burry Port RNLI but also the Afia Banjul Football Academy in Gambia.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be sponsoring this event in Burry Port but we will also to be taking part in the raft race itself,” said Dawsons Senior Partner Chris Hope.

“Many of our staff are local to Burry Port so it was natural for us to support this fun and very worthy event which is going to be a great day for the family.

“The Llanelli and Burry Port areas are very important to our business and we cover right down to Carmarthen.”


Added Chris: “Why not come down and support the raft race in the beautiful harbour setting of Burry Port.”
You can enter a team made up of 4 to 10 adults, aged 16 years and over. Entry is £50 and each team is being asked to raise a minimum of £100 deposit.

All crews are required to design and build their own rafts and paddles using begged, borrowed but not stolen materials.

Awards are on offer including best dressed raft, last raft over the line and first to sink.

There will be food and drink available, live music and special guests: Cyril The Swan, Cochyn The Dragon (Scarlets mascot) and your favourite characters from The Party Factory. There will also be children’s inflatables there.

As well as Dawsons the event is also being sponsored by the Llanelli Star, JR Events & Catering, Burns Pet Nutrition and Burry Port Co-op.

CAPTION: Chris Hope, Senior Partner at Dawsons, with organisers Isabel and Craig Goodman and Burry Port RNLI crew members, officials, and fundraisers


Martin Rodwell, Mumbles RFC chairman, with James Dawson, Partner at Dawsons Property

Dawsons continue loyal sponsorship of Cracker 7s in Mumbles

Dawsons Estate Agents are to continue their longstanding sponsorship of the ever-popular Cracker 7s, which takes place during a three-day festival of rugby over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Underhill Park, Mumbles.

And organiser Martin Rodwell, chairman of Mumbles RFC, has praised Dawsons’ loyal sponsorship of one of Mumbles’ best known social events.

“It’s only because of Dawsons’ continued support over nearly two decades that the Cracker 7s is still able to exist,” said Martin.

“The Cracker 7s has become an integral part of the Mumbles social fabric in its 27 years and we are really grateful for Dawsons’ sponsorship and input.”

Partner at Dawsons, James Dawson said: “It has been a pleasure to be associated with the Cracker 7s both as a sponsor and someone who played in the event in my younger years.

“It has been firmly established as one of the village’s main social events in the calendar along with such things as the Mumbles Raft Race.”

This year the event has special significance as the weekend of events begins on Friday (6.30pm) with a game in memory of Jonathan Thomas, who lost his life in tragic circumstances last November, between a Mumbles XV and a Jon Thomas Invitation XV.

The actual Cracker 7s tournament begins at noon on Sunday with a £300 prize on offer for the winners. That is after a junior and mini’s tournament and family fun day on Saturday.

There will be a barbeque and beer tent at Underhill and a live music playing after the rugby.

CAPTION: L-R Martin Rodwell, Chairman of Mumbles RFC, with James Dawson, Partner at Dawsons