Dragon Boat Team raise funds for Derian House

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Last weekend I was delighted to be able to take part in the Dragon Boat Race at Preston Docks to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

The crucial work Derian House provides for children in palliative and respite care throughout Lancashire makes it a fantastic cause to raise money for.

With the amazing weather and great support from the banks it proved to be a fun out day for all those involved.

Although our team didn’t quite snatch the victory it was still a great experience for all the brave oarsmen, and I am sure quite the spectacle for onlookers.

I have been informed by one of the organisers, Tony Raynor, that £1986 has been raised, with an additional £500 expected from Barclaycard rower, Jordan Allsworth.

With the kind offer from Barclays to match the total raised, it should make a grand total of £4767.

Anyone who wishes to donate can at http://www.abbeytele.com/dragon/ to help raise further funds for such a worthwhile cause.

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