Teams wanted for dragon race

Dragon Boat Challenge
Dragon Boat Challenge

COMMUNITY groups and workplaces are being invited to form teams to take part in a charity event with a difference.

Rotary clubs across the North East are staging a Dragon Boat Race at Hetton Lyons County Park, Hetton, on September 5, and challenging teams of 20 to get involved.

Proceeds from the event will be split between The Great North Air Ambulance and good causes picked by the teams themselves.

The event will run from 9am to 4.30pm and, along with the day of racing, a host of additional entertainment is planned, to make it a great day out.

Fiona Swan, chairwoman of the Dragon Boat Organising Group, said: “This is the first time we’ve held the Dragon Boat Challenge and it should be a great day.

“It is not only going to be a lot of fun for everyone who wants to watch but also a good way for community groups and colleagues to enjoy a team activity.”

Teams wishing to take part must submit their entry form and a deposit of £100 by May 29, with the full balance to be paid by July 6. For more details, visit or contact Peter Calvert via or by ring 528 5446.