In 1983 we participated in a local charity raft race from Lewes to Newhaven down the River Ouse which was organized by Hailsham round table and hosted by the television network TVS. Contestants had to build their own rafts from basic non boat materials and travel the length of the river without sinking. The quickest boats were crowned winners with all proceeds of sponsorship and other sales going to local charities across East Sussex. EPS, formally known as Pabrico Panels designed a raft made completely from polystyrene which would carry up to six people. Building took several weeks due to many of the complicated parts being hand sculptured and hand painted but made the deadline in time.
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