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Birmingham Dragon boat 15th Annual Festival 2014

Organizations from crosswise over Birmingham took to the water to race in the yearly Dragonboat celebration and raise £50,000 for philanthropy.

 
 

Organizations from crosswise over Birmingham took to the water to race in the yearly Dragonboat celebration and raise £50,000 for philanthropy. 
 
Twenty groups combat it out in 40ft long Chinese Dragonboats along the Birmingham and Worcester Canal on Sunday at Brindleyplace. 
 
The cash raised from this present year's occasion will be given to the 'Help Cope' strand of Help Harry Help Others, giving reasonable and monetary backing to families living with disease. 
 
Presently in its fifteenth year, the occasion has raised £315,000 since propelling. 
 
Lydia Ellis, advertising director at Brindleyplace, said "Dragon boat is the longest-running group occasion that we hold at Brindleyplace and we are greatly glad for all the organizations that have participated throughout the years, raising quite required stores for such a variety of meriting Midlands foundations. 
 
"To help stamp the fifteenth commemoration of Dragonboat, it would be phenomenal on the off chance that we can beat all past raising money aggregates and raise £50,000 for Help Harry Help Others. 
 
"The race is really much harder than numerous individuals might suspect and I know a considerable measure of the groups have been occupied with preparing and polishing their paddling aptitudes over the recent months. There's positively some battling talk happening from the organizations tuning in." 
 
Each one group is made up of 11 rowers and one drummer and contended in three warms, with the races occurring from the beginning stage at Pitcher and Piano to the completing post by the NIA. 
 
Organizations participating in this current year's Dragonboat Festival included Deutsche Bank,  Haines Watts, Hotel La Tour, Wyman Gordon, Moseley Round Table, Lloyds Banking Group,  Free Rad, Crimson, GVA, Barclays, DAC Beachcroft, Hozelock, Pertemps, Birmingham Publicity Association, Hines Moorfield and past champs West Midlands Fire Service.
 
 
 
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