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 21st Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Saturday 8th June 2019 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 day at Orton Hall Hotel including use of Imagine Spa, lunch and CJ’s birds of prey experience for the team raising the most money for Thorpe Hall Hospice

About Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice

“Within hours of being at Thorpe Hall the transformation was just incredible. With the right medication and level of care Mum was sitting up in bed instead of being slumped over. The fluid had drained from her face. She was laughing and joking. Most importantly she was comfortable.

We went back to being her family because someone else was doing the caring. She did colouring with the grandchildren and we wheeled her outside in her bed so she could watch them play. They went from being scared about seeing Nanny look so poorly to asking when they could see Nanny because it was fun!

We really believe if she’d stayed at home Mum would have died much sooner. As it was we had nine more days. And they were good days when we could talk and laugh and make memories.”

Stories like this demonstrate the specialist care Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice delivers across the region, not just at the hospice but in the community through its Hospice at Home, Befriending and Family Support services. And that care is provided free of charge.

To continue to provide that care and be there when it matters for local people, the team at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice has to raise £2.4million this year. Please speak to our fundraising team to find out how you can make your time in the dragon boat count.

Reg charity no: 1052076

Tel 01733 225999 E-mail thorpe.fundraising@sueryder.org Website www.sueryder.org/thorpehall
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