Each dragon boat team that entered the event donated the majority of their sponsorship money to their own favourite charity, with the remainder being distributed to Rotary charities and worthy causes. The vast majority of this is distributed in the local Doncaster/South Yorkshire area.
The monies have been raised by sponsorship of a Charity Team Building Event, comprising of 32 teams from local companies and fund raisers, racing against each other over a 200m course, in Chinese themed Dragon Boats, each with a team of 10 paddlers plus a drummer.
The winning crew was Denton & Nickels, very closely followed by Rampton Hospital & Danum Round Table.
The Dragon Boat Racing took place throughout the day and thousands of spectators enjoyed a Family Fun Day, which included children’s entertainment, craft & art stalls and representation from a number of charities.
This was the seventh time the annual event has been held and £81,250 has now been raised for charities and worthy causes as a result. The Rotary Club of Doncaster St George’s and Doncaster Tourism would like to thank all those who contributed to a fantastic day of family fun and in particular to the 32 crews that entered into the racing.
The event will be held again on 15 July 2017 and teams that enter will again be able to choose their own registered charity to benefit from the majority of the money raised by their own racing crew.
For further details or information on any of the above, please contact John Day from Rotary on tel: 01302 788464, Richard Young from Doncaster Tourism on tel: 01302 736036.
* Community Grants are usually amounts of £500 - £1000 for worthy causes primarily within Doncaster MBC. The club annually invites applications for the grants in conjunction with Doncaster Council for Voluntary Services. Applications can be from any local charity or community group, and although help is often from groups concerned with children, recipients can include people of any age. Overall the aim is to help others to make a difference in the local community.