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Dragons needed to help fight cancer

Dragon Bay yellow boatEvent organisers of a fundraising dragon boating regatta are calling for teams to sign up to help cancer survivors.

Dragon Bay is an annual competitive day of racing dragon boats on Lake Windermere in aid of breast cancer charity, Paddlers for Life. The charity provides rehabilitation activities and a support network for cancer sufferers and survivors in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Taking place at Low Wood Watersports Centre on Sunday 11 September, there will be a total of 30 teams competing on the water. Each team must have 16 paddlers and 1 drummer.

Set to attract around 1,000 attendees (including 510 participants, team reserves and spectators) entries this year so far include corporate groups from GSK and Baines Wilson, and healthcare professionals Trinity Hospice.

In 2016 management of the event was given to Keswick-based CBA Events.

Ross Gardiner, Event Manager at CBA Events, said: “We’re thrilled to be involved in such an amazing charity regatta and for such a worthy cause. Paddlers for Life are a great charity and cancer support group – we’re hoping we can get all 30 boats out on the Lake this year to raise even more for the charity. It’s a great chance for businesses, families or groups of friends to do something fun.”

Visit the website for more details and to register your team online: www.dragonbay.co.uk

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