INTREPID staff from Stourton based charity Living Springs made a splash when they took part in the annual Lions Raft Race from Arley to Stourport.

Calling themselves the Swashbucklers, the team were last to cross the finish line but their efforts raised £155 and helped to boost the profile of the charity which helps young mums and vulnerable families by offering a secure home environment and good parenting.

Team member Jean Roberts said: "We were just glad to float all the way as we expected to sink at the very least.

"We'd only got four barrels on the raft to support six people - when it should have been at least a barrel per person."

Based at Barratts Coppice Farmhouse on Bridgnorth Road, Living Springs celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is looking to extend its network of volunteers.

The charity has just appointed retired primary school teacher Janice Brown as supporter co-ordinator to strengthen the charity's network.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call Janice on 01384 872817.