December 14, 2017 11.03 am This story is over 71 months old

Lincoln Dragon Boat Race raises over £7k for local charities

The money was split between three local charities.

The Lincoln Dragon Boat Race raised over £7,000 for local charities this year.

Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and LIVES will benefit from the £7,231.79 raised by the event on the Brayford on July 22, the second of its kind.

Organisers of the event, Ringrose Law, presented the cheque to the charities on Thursday, December 14 and were thrilled by the amount of money raised.

Photo: Jason Corrigan

Alex Bennett, Marketing Manager at Ringrose Law, told The Lincolnite: “It’s amazing, we are really pleased and we have exceeded our expectations for this year and we are delighted to be able to help the charities out.

“We will be back next year on the Brayford, the date is set for July 21 and we will have more boats, get more teams involved and hopefully work with some fantastic charities.”

Lincoln Dragon Boat Racing

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, saving more lives and helping more people across Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

“The Dragon Boat Race is an amazing cause and a really fun day – it means people can get involved and feel they are contributing to charities right across the county.”