Dragon Boat Racing and the East Anglian Festival

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and our helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

Gable Events has joined with East Coast Hospice to bring you the eleventh East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival. Taking place on Sunday 14th May 2017 at Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, the Dragon Boat Festival is open to everyone and over 40 teams are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators.

With plentiful on-site parking, great facilities and ample land space for viewing and side activities, Oulton Broad and Nicholas Everett Park offer a superb venue for the Festival. As well as the colourful and exciting races, a wide range of continuous bankside entertainment including funfair, inflatable games, children’s activities, food stalls and bar guarantee a fabulous day for all the family!

Standard entry to the East Anglian Dragon Boat Festival includes:

  • Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Family entertainment
  • Souvenir programme
  • Trophies for the top three crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies), the crew raising the most money for East Coast Hospice and the ‘best dressed’ crew
  • Medals for the top three crews
  • Special team prize meal at the The Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft for the crew raising the most money for East Coast Hospice

About East Coast Hospice –
Raising the Roof of Margaret Chadd House

Coping with an end of life prognosis is nearly impossible without support, and yet in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area we have absolutely no inpatient hospice care available. Recognising this gaping hole in local care, the independent Charity, East Coast Hospice, was formed by a group of people determined to offer patients and families the choice of the specialist support they need in a welcoming purpose built facility.

ECH has purchased over seven acres of land in a convenient and quiet rural setting near Beacon Park in Gorleston and planning permission has been granted for a ten bed facility with complementary therapy rooms, day care and a peaceful garden. Margaret Chadd House will support patients and their families to live as well as they can for as long as they can and when the time comes, to support a dignified and peaceful journey at the end of their life. The mammoth task of raising funds and building the hospice cannot be managed without your support! Please help us ‘Raise the Roof’ of East Coast Hospice in any way you can!

East Coast Hospice Ltd (Charity No. 1129631)
Sussex Road, Gorleston-on-Sea,
Great Yarmouth NR31 6PF
Telephone: 01493 718707
E-mail: office@eastcoasthospice.org.uk

About Gable Events

With the benefit of over 20 years’ experience in corporate event management, Gable Events provides high quality, value-for-money activities tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We specialise in events for motivation, team building and fun and offer a full portfolio of activities including it’s a knockouts, fun days, human table football, school sports, Medieval days, team challenges, krypton maze, soapbox derby, rafting, tank driving, treasure hunts, 8-lane giant scalextric and indoor entertainments.

To find out more about Gable Events, visit www.gable-events.co.uk, email info@gableevents.co.uk
or call 01780 470 718