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Dragon Boat Racing – HOPE’s 2015 Fundraising Challenge

Remember last year’s fun and frolics in the water at Bewl Water? Well this year we’re all set to do it again and yes, you’ve guessed it we’re looking for some willing supporters.

If you fancy getting involved, whether paddling, drumming, cheering or fundraising we would love to hear from you! 

Once again the wonderful Mekong Experiences have sponsored our boat and are already on the campaign trail to find much needed funds for HOPE.

A justgiving page has been set up to and is ready for its first donation and quick, and easy donations from the UK can be made via your mobile send BEWL70 £5 (or however much you would like to donate) to 70070

E.g. BEWL70 £5 to 70070

A word from the organisers (The Funraisers):

“Crews of 16 paddlers (plus a drummer) race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over a 250-metre course. Crews do not need to be super fit or skilled to be successful – all that’s required is teamwork and a good sense of fun!
Dragon Boat racing is steeped in mythology and has been around for many thousands of years in China. Popular legend has it that through the racing, Chinese dragons would bring rain. We hope this will not be the case in September.
The racing is run by leading events company Dragon Boat Events Ltd who provide the boats, helms, safety equipment, buoyancy aids and rescue boats.”

 

If you want to catch up on the fun from last year click here!

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