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 Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People to bring you the ninth dragon boat challenge to be staged as part of the Nottingham Riverside Festival. The Dragon Boat Challenge takes place on Sunday 6th August 2017 and up to 50 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course on the River Trent at the Victoria Embankment watched by thousands of spectators. The Riverside Festival is one of Nottingham’s largest family events and includes a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world. The Dragon Boat Challenge is set to be one of the highlights of the 2017 Riverside Festival staged by Nottingham City Council.
Standard entry to the Nottingham Dragon Boat Challenge includes:
- Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
- At least 3 races per crew
- Family entertainment of the Riverside Festival
- Souvenir programme
- Trophies for the top three crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies), the crew raising the most money for Rainbows Hospice and the ‘best dressed’ crew
- Medals for the top three crews
- Special meal at Chin Chin in Nottingham for the crew raising the most money for Rainbows Hospice
Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare to hear that their child will die before them – but for over 49,000 mums and dads across the UK it’s a nightmare that’s all too real.
Rainbows is the only hospice in the East Midlands that provides vital care and support to children with life-limiting illnesses from across the region. We also look after the wider families – mums and dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents – because terminal illnesses affect everyone.
By taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival, you and your crew will have the chance to make a difference to over 380 children and their families from across the East Midlands counties. The money you raise will help allow these families make the most of the short time they have together, making precious happy memories they can treasure forever.
Tom Stanyard, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser at Rainbows, said, “The Dragon Boat Challenge is an amazing event. With up to 50 companies competing for a number of prizes the day has a great atmosphere. More amazing than the event however is what Rainbows is able to do with the fundraising support we receive from the crews taking part. With only a small amount of guaranteed funding, your support at events like this make it possible for us to help and care for those families who need it most”
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, rafting, tank driving, treasure hunts, soapbox derby, 8-lane giant scalextric and indoor entertainments.