East Mid’s businesses get their game on for Dragon Boat Challenge

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Barron McCann , Blueprint interiors, Brown Shipley and CDW are just a few of the latest companies to have signed up their teams for this year’s Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge.

Now in its ninth year, the Dragon Boat Challenge takes place on the River Trent at the Victoria Embankment on Sunday 6th August in aid of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, and is one of the key attractions of the Riverside Festival.

As reported recently in East Midlands Business Link, inter-company rivalry is building and teams are coming from far and wide, representing many different industries.

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 the most”.

The top fundraisers for Rainbows will win the Charity trophy plus a special prize meal kindly donated by Pan-Asian tapas restaurant and lounge bar Chin Chin in West Bridgford.

To take part in the dragon boat race and help raise money for Rainbows, no previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit and enthusiasm! The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races. Teams and spectators also benefit from being part of one of the region’s largest family festivals with a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world, staged by Nottingham City Council. Media partners to the Dragon Boat Challenge are East Midlands Business Link and Notts TV.

For further information and an entry form please visit http://dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/dragon-boat-festivals/nottingham-dragon-boat-challenge/or call Gable Events on 01780 470718. For information about the services of Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People call Tom Stanyard on 01509 283919 or visit www.rainbows.co.uk