Dragon Boat Racing and the Peterborough Festival

Dragon boat racing is 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!

The 22nd Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Saturday 13th June 2020 at Peterborough Rowing Club, Thorpe Meadows, PE3 6LN and more than 40 teams are expected to compete over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators. As well as the exciting races, a wide range of bankside entertainment, food stalls and fun activities guarantee a fabulous day out for all the family!

Standard entry includes:

  • Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Music and entertainment
  • Souvenir programme
  • Trophies for the top three crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies), the crew raising the most money for Thorpe Hall Hospice and the ‘best dressed’ crew
  • Medals for the top three crews
  • Fabulous prize of a special escape room experience including two games and welcome drink at Escape Peterborough for the team raising the most money for Thorpe Hall Hospice

About Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

“At the hospice, I was able to become Mum’s daughter again instead of her carer – and grant her final wish,” shares Emma Rayner. “Mum’s last days were spent in a beautiful place where she was cared for so expertly, gently, and lovingly.”

“When staff found out we had booked to take Mum away to Blackpool but would no longer be able to make this – her final wish – possible, they encouraged us to make it happen by bringing Blackpool to her. Teams across the hospice gathered together items for us, and that afternoon we spent precious time making memories that have carried us through the hardest of days.”

When someone is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice is there when it matters, supporting them through the most difficult times of their lives.

As well as its specialist 20-bed inpatient unit, the hospice gives care in people’s own homes through its hospice at home team and supports people living with long-term conditions through its day services.

The hospice looks after the whole family, offering emotional, spiritual and practical care and bereavement support through its family support team too. All this is provided free of charge but it costs £9,000 a day to run – and the majority needs to be fundraised.

Please speak to the hospice fundraising team to find out how you can make your time in the dragon boat support local families like Emma’s.

Call 01733 225999
Email thorpe.fundraising@sueryder.org
Visit www.sueryder.org/thorpehall
Facebook /SueRyderThorpeHallHospice
Twitter @SRThorpeHall
Reg charity no: 1052076

About Gable Events

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