On Sunday 15th May the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice Dragon Boat Races and Family Fun Day took place at Goldsworth Park Lake. 17 teams signed up for the event that last took place in 2019, and despite the wet weather the teams were joined by friends and family supporting them from the banks of the lake. Each team took on three heats before the final three with the fastest overall times went through to the final.
The three finalists were Seymour’s Estate Agents- Woking, Burns Kitchen and Bathrooms and Natta Building Company, the reigning champions from 2019. It was a nail biting final race with hundredths of a second between all three teams so when they came back to shore no one knew who would be crowned Dragon Boat Champions 2022.
To present the medals and the trophy were Sue Cook, Kris Cooks mother who the dragon boat races are held in memory of after he passed away during the Prudential Bike ride in 2014, whilst fundraising for the hospice and Richard Roberts Managing Director of Trident Honda who is also a Trustee at the hospice as well as sponsors for the event.
The champions for 2022 were Seymour’s Estate Agents, 2nd place Natta Building Company and 3rd place Burns Kitchen and Bathrooms.
“It was a fantastic day despite the wet weather and we are delighted to share that is has raised over £20,000 for the hospice” commented Krista Lougher, Community Events Fundraising Manager “We would like to thank all the teams who took part and are still raising money for us as they collect their sponsorship. To the local community for braving the weather and still came out to enjoy the fun day and of course to all the staff and volunteers who help make these events possible. It was so good to be back after such a long break and we are looking forward to 2023”.
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