Now in its third year, the annual Lincoln Dragon Boat Race has raised nearly seven thousand pounds for local Lincolnshire charities this year.
Organisers Ringrose Law were delighted to present a cheque today to the three local charities; St Barnabas Hospice, LIVES and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. The first Lincoln Dragon Boat Race was organised in 2016, and since then has continued to grow and grow.
With 16 teams competing this year in the battle to be crowned the Dragon of the Water, the event has now become one of the key highlights on the City’s events calendar.
Alex Bennett, Marketing Manager at Ringrose Law, organises the event every year:
“We love running this event each year, not only is it a fantastic event for people to come and watch and cheer on the teams, but it is a great fundraiser. We have worked with LIVES, St Barnabas and the Air Ambulance for the last 3 years and they are all such amazing charities that benefit the whole of the County.
Next year’s date has already been set for Saturday 20th July and we will be looking for teams to sign up in the New Year.”
Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Gemma Shaw spoke of her delight and how this will help the charity.
She said: “The Air Ambulance is funded entirely by donations from the public so this money means we can get more missions, save more lives and help more people across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
“The Dragon Boat Race is an amazing cause and a really fun day. People can get involved and feel they are contributing to charities right across the county.”
For information or to register your interest for 2019 please contact Alex Bennett on firstname.lastname@example.org.