Last Saturday some seriously energetic folk climbed into their boats and spent the day racing in the Fresh Start Charity Dragon Boat Challenge. Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition rowing to the rhythm of the drum and has grown into a global sport. On this occasion the racing was all part of a fundraising initiative to collect money for the Fresh Start Charity which provides support for children who have suffered sexual abuse.
Down at the Ipswich Waterfront 18 crews from a variety of local businesses rowed heats of 200 metres during the course of the day. The challenge was finally won by the Ipswich Canoe Club. I guess no shock surprise there!
But, of course, the big winner was the Fresh Start Charity as £10,000 was raised for such a worthwhile cause.
6 thoughts on “Dragon Boat Racing for Charity”
What fun. And as you say, everybody wins.
Great spirited volunteers, but I expect there were some sore arms, shoulders and backs come Sunday morning.
What a great idea and splendid to raise so much money for such a good cause.
Yes, and all the publicity certainly raises the profile of a small charity too.
I h ave always thought this looked like so much fun.
☺️ Community spirit and shared pain!! 😄