in aid of Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust Saturday 12th September 2015
Cambridge Festival

Dragon Boat Racing and the Cambridge Festival

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!

Gable Events is proud to have joined with the new Festival charity, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), to bring you the eleventh charity dragon boat festival to be staged on the River Cam in Cambridge. The Festival is open to everyone and over 40 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several hundred spectators. The Ditton Meadows location offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed with plenty of bankside family entertainment including funfair rides, children’s activities, inflatables and Chinese lion dancing plus bar and food stalls.

Standard entry to the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival includes:

  • Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
  • At least 3 races per crew
  • Music and entertainment
  • Souvenir programme
  • Trophies for the top three crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum 5 ladies), the crew raising the most money for ACT and the ‘best dressed’ crew
  • Medals for the top three crews
  • Prize meal at The Red Lion Whittlesford Bridge for the crew raising the most money for ACT

About Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only charity dedicated to making a difference for patients at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals. Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, acute condition, pregnancy or long term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the highest quality of care available. For the past ten years, and with the help of many generous supporters, we have provided funds so that your local hospitals can offer the very best care day after day, year after year.

Our aim is to continue to support the hospitals by raising funds for cutting edge technology, additional specialist services, vital research and extra comforts for patients that make all the difference over and above what would be possible through NHS funding alone.

In 2015, ACT celebrates its 10th anniversary, and we welcome your support during this very special year. Please contact Carla Brown, Corporate Fundraising Manager, on 01223 217757 or emailcommunityfundraising@addenbrookes.nhs.uk for further information.

Registered charity number: 1048868

About Gable Events

With the benefit of over 15 years’ experience in corporate event management, Gable Events provides high quality, value-for-money activities tailored to the individual needs of our clients. We specialise in events for motivation, team building and fun and  offer a full portfolio of activities including it’s a knockouts, fun days, human table football, school sports, Medieval days, team challenges, krypton maze, rafting, tank driving, treasure hunts, 8-lane giant scalextric and indoor entertainments.

To find out more about Gable Events, visit www.gable-events.co.uk, email info@gable-events.co.uk or call 01780 470 718