On Sunday 15 May 2016, Portsmouth & Southsea and Southsea Castle Rotary Clubs are holding a charity Dragonboat Race at the Lakeside North Harbour campus. The event has been run annually for 12 years, and raises thousands of pounds for various different charities. This year the organisers are looking to build on the success of previous years, and make it an even bigger Festival.
If you have not been to a Dragon Boat Event before, it has become a popular sport throughout the world that is great fun for both participants and spectators. It is perfect for companies to fundraise for a charity of their choice, and for charities to take part by coming along for the weekend to promote their charity, and even enter a team!
The organisers are looking for charities to come along and promote themselves. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the work being done by charities in the area. Charities taking part are encouraged to provide an activity such as "hook a fish" or "guess the weight". Participating charities are welcome to have collecting buckets in their area, but are asked to refrain from shaking them, or roving the area with them. There is a provisional charge of £30, and a tent will be provided, and any charities entering will need to supply a risk assessment form and a copy of your current public liability insurance in advance by the end of April.