Dragon Boat Race raises almost £7k for charity

The third edition of the Lincoln Dragon Boat Race earlier this summer raised nearly £7,000 for local charities.

As previously reported, hundreds of people gathered at the city’s Brayford Wharf to watch the third annual Lincoln Dragon Boat Race on July 21, which involved 16 teams this year.

The 2018 event was won by Belton Construction.

What an Oar-some day!

Event organisers Ringrose Law presented a cheque on Monday, November 5 to three local charities – St Barnabas Hospice, LIVES and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Marketing Manager at Ringrose Law Alex Bennett said: “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.

Belton Construction celebrating finishing as champions of the 2018 Lincoln Dragon Boat Race.

“We have worked with LIVES, St Barnabas and the Air Ambulance for the last three years and they are all such amazing charities that benefit the whole of the county.”

Fundraising Manager for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Gemma Shaw added: “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 – it means people can get involved and feel they are contributing to charities right across the county.”

Next year’s date has already been set for Saturday, July 20 and the event organisers will be looking for teams to sign up in the New Year.

For more information or to register interest for 2019 please contact Alex Bennett on [email protected]