Last night we had the honour of an invite to The Guildhall in York to receive a cheque as the first installment of funds raised as part of York’s annual Dragon Boat Challenge.

We were very proud to be nominated by York Rotary Club as one of two chosen charities for 2016, and gratefully received a cheque for £7,000, presented by the Mayor of York. The other chosen charity was The Island, who offer mentoring and support to young people locally.

York Rotary Club who organise over 600 rowers into their boats to battle down the river Ouse, expertly runs the Dragon Boat Race event every year. 

So far, the Dragon Boat challenge has raised an impressive £68,000 with a hope that the total will reach £70,000 once all donations have been collected.

We look forward to rowing in the Dragon Boat Challenge again next year.