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In aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospices
Saturday, 15th June 2013
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Dragon Boat Racing and the Peterborough 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 children’s hospice service for families in Peterborough and the surrounding area, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), to bring you the 15th charity dragon boat festival to be staged on the River Nene in Peterborough. The Festival is open to everyone and up to 52 crews are expected to battle it out over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators. The central Peterborough location offers a superb venue for racing and a fabulous day is guaranteed with plenty of bankside family entertainment including a large funfair, inflatables, children’s activities and street entertainer plus a variety of food stalls and bar.

Standard entry to the Peterborough 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 EACH and the ‘best dressed’ crew
  • Medals for the top three crews
  • Special prize meal at Nando's Peterborough for the crew raising the most money for EACH

About East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) is the children’s hospice service for families in Peterborough and the surrounding area. EACH helps life-threatened children and their families with the challenges they face, by providing a range of care in a home-from-home environment at the hospice in Milton, near Cambridge, or in the comfort of their own home. Some children may only have a very short time to live, others may reach young adulthood, but EACH’s aim is always the same - to enhance their quality of life and make the most of the time available.

EACH is hugely reliant on voluntary donations to continue to provide the services they do - these include short break care, specialist play, music therapy, sibling groups and bereavement counselling, as well as the all-important end of life care.

In the words of one parent “I just want everyone to know how amazing EACH is and the amazing job they do - without them I just couldn’t cope. They are lifesavers.”

To find out more, or for other ways you can help, visit or call 01223 205180. Reg charity no: 1069284

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 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, email or call 01780 470 718