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Charity Dragon boat race is back this July at Salford Quays raising money for a very special children’s charity

One of the biggest and most special charity boat races is back by popular demand this July at Salford Quays.

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‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ is a charity that grants wishes to children who have life threatening illnesses and donations to the charity will help go towards something very special for these children.

The Dragon boat race will start on Saturday 27th July 2019 and the charity is calling for businesses, teams and individuals in the North West to sign up to battle it out for the “When You Wish Upon a Star Charity Cup!”

From experts rowers to novice paddlers, this is the perfect opportunity to channel that competitive spirit. With food and drink stalls and family entertainment throughout the day, it’s going to be a fantastic day out whilst raising funds to enable us to grant more magical wishes to children in the North West.

Diane Hummerston, Head of Fundraising, said “the Dragon Boat Race is the perfect day out – full of family entertainment, an incredible atmosphere and fierce competition, this will be an event not to be missed. Your support in helping children and their families in the North West is so important, so let’s raise as much money as possible for them.”

Teams can be up to a maximum of 16 people, plus a drummer to keep your team in time. There is a minimum sponsorship of £75 per person. With prizes for the winning team, best fundraising team, and the best dressed – teams are absolutely encouraged to come in fancy dress – the wackier the better!

We have a limited number of teams available, so to reserve your boat contact the office on 01663 766744 asap, or email: heather.kelly@whenyouwish.org.uk

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