Oar-some rowers set for annual Doncaster Dragon Boat Race

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Rowers are in for an oar-some time when they take part in the annual Dragon Boat Challenge.

More than 30 teams are set to take part in the event at Doncaster Lakeside on July 11.

The sixth annual event will see rowing teams race across the lake in 30-feet Chinese Dragon Boats.

The event, organised by Doncaster Tourism and St George’s Rotary Club, has raised more than £50, 000 for a range of charities.

This year’s event will raise money for the Aurora Wellbeing Centres, which provide morale-boosting treatments to people dealing with cancer.

Staff from Doncaster-based sanitary equipment specialist Wirquin are taking part in the race.

Gwenhael Le Coent, managing director of Wirquin, said: “This is a fun event to raise some serious funds for a local charity and to get involved with local businesses.

“Lots of Wirquin staff will be supporting the event by donating funds and cheering their colleagues on during the race.”

The 11 crew members have been put through their paces during a training regime under captain Nick Richards.

For more information visit www.doncasterstgeorges.org.uk