Ready, set, row!
This week the Postcode Anywhere team will be joining crews from all around Worcestershire to battle it out head-to-head on the water.
On Sunday, June 9, our new neighbours, the Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club, are holding their 23rd annual Race the Dragon regatta on the river Severn in Worcester, and we can’t wait to give it a go!
Local businesses and organisations are invited to compete for the prestigious Lea & Perrins trophy cup while raising money for a good cause.
This year, the organisers have opted to support Worcestershire Breast Unit Campaign, which is raising funds for a new dedicated breast unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Race the Dragon co-ordinator, Craig Cliff said: “It’s always a great atmosphere and a good, fun way to raise money for a very worthy local cause,” he said. “It’s a good family day and we usually attract a good crowd just coming along to watch. We’re hoping to have a few other things like face-painting going on as well.”
Swapping postcodes for paddles
Guy Mucklow who hopes that his team of enthusiastic, novice dragoneers put up a good fight commented: “The Dragon Boat Race is a fantastic event for a very worthy local charity. Not only does it help to raise much needed funds, it also provides the participating companies with a fun-packed day that encourages team-work and friendly competitiveness. We are all extremely excited about taking part for the first time this year particularly as we are now part of the Waterside community.”
Organisers expect over 21 teams to race this year, so there should be some fierce competition and a great atmosphere. If you are in the area on Sunday, come on down, it promises to be a fantastic day and we would really appreciate your support.
Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition which is all about working hard as a team and having fun – something we try to live by here at Postcode Anywhere. And with Alex B as the drummer, Guy as crew captain and Tom Millen at the helm what could possibly go wrong…