Lincoln Dragon Boat Race sponsorsThe spectacular event, taking place on Saturday 15th June, has become one of the biggest in the City’s event calendar, attracting hundreds of spectators and competitors on the day along the Brayford Waterfront.

This year the event is raising money for Lincolnshire’s first responders LIVES and already nearly 20 teams have signed up to take part on the day.

Teams include the three headliners Freedom FSM and Siemens Energy as well as other local organisations from across Lincolnshire.

The event promises to be colourful and great fun, no previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

As well as the boat racing there will also be plenty of family activities, food and drink stalls along the Brayford Waterfront for the whole family to enjoy.

Teams will be encouraged to raise money for LIVES through sponsorship and fundraising.

LIVES is a vital Lincolnshire charity who attend 999 medical emergencies across the county,365 days a year. Whether they are providing rapid first response support on their doorstep, or highly specialised medical interventions to the most seriously ill patients, they all volunteer their time- for free- to save lives and be there when someone is having their worst day. The charity provide the equipment and training for the ever increasing need.

Charlie McCelland from LIVES; said

“We are immensely excited to be announcing the Dragon Boat Race for 2024 after the success of this years event. We need to raise £1.4 million every year to ensure our highly skilled volunteers are there when a 999 call is made, when minutes matter. The Dragon Boat Race is a great day out and will entice some healthy competition between local businesses in order to raise these vital funds to keep our Emergency Responders on the road and continue saving lives in Lincolnshire.”

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