Flashback to over 10 years ago and you’ll find the first ever Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race. A superb day of athletic prowess and friendly competition, saw a small selection of those from the garden retail sector come together to support the children’s hospice garden charity.
Now as 2024 looms, it has been confirmed that the Dragon Boat Race is set to return, bigger and better than ever. The date for your diary is Sunday 23rd June, and whilst details are still being finalised the Greenfingers Charity is urging supporters old and new to register their interest now.
On the day, each boat can seat 16 rowers made up of complete teams or smaller groups and will tackle a 250m course, with a drummer (hopefully!) keeping the rowing rhythm. Whilst the day is about having fun and bonding with your colleagues, industry friends and families, there will be a special winner’s crowning ceremony for the crew that beat off all the competition.
Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising and communication at the Greenfingers Charity, said: “We have fond memories of the first Dragon Boat Race many years ago and for a long time have wanted to bring it back to the FUNdraising calendar. I am so pleased that we can now confirm it will be back as part of our 25th Anniversary celebrations. I just know it’s going to be a super event and one that will be filled with lots of laughter, plenty of friendly competition and a bulging fundraising pot.”
Watch this space as more details regarding the Greenfingers Dragon Boat Race 2024 are confirmed. In the meantime, you can follow all the latest updates from Greenfingers on social media – https://www.facebook.com/Greenfingerscharity/, @GreenfingersCha on Twitter, and @Greenfingerscharity on Instagram and LinkedIn.