A South Wales law firm will have a mix of experienced and first timers crewing its raft for the 2019 Monmouth Raft Race on Sunday.

Insight Law, based at Cardiff Gate Business Park which has Newport-based St David’s Hospice Care as its nominated charity, will cast off at Monmouth Rowing Club hoping for an improved time this year with a crew of six.

The raft race, organised by Rotary Monmouth is on Sunday, (September 1), starting at noon at Monmouth Rowing Club.

Gluttons for fun, Insight Law, are entering the challenging event for the third time.

The 2019 Insight Law Insight Oar crew are Rhodri O’Reilly, Jonathan Smart, Ryan Price, Ellie Simpson, Jessica Cloke and Natalie Williams.

The team captain Rhodri O’Reilly said: “We had so much fun in our two previous years at the raft race that we have decided to have another go but this time with a bigger crew to give us real six appeal.

“We’ve extended the size of the raft to accommodate two extra people and with this raft we’re hoping to beat last year's time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 42 seconds.

“We’ve done several other fundraising activities to reach our goal of £1,000, including a 180-mile cycle (stationary Watt bike), bake sale and today (August 30) we’re doing a food challenge, a chicken nugget eating contest.”

The main sponsor for the Monmouth Raft Race event is Mandarin Stone.

Kris Broome, of St David’s Hospice Care, said: “We’re very happy to welcome Insight Law back again this year. We look forward to seeing their new and enlarged raft race team and the rest of their supporters at the family fun finish festival at Tump Farm, Whitebrook, on the day.”

It costs £75 to enter a raft in the race but only a few places remain. For full details about the Monmouth Raft Race please visit www.monmouthraftrace.com or call raft race co-ordinators Rotarian Norman Williams on 01291 680016, or Kris Broome at St David’s Hospice Care on 01633 851051.