Thursday, 21 June 2018


On Sunday the 10th of June our team of Viking warriors, the D-ARAG-ON RACERS, took part in the Bristol Dragon Boat Festival. This festival is an annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Bristol in order to raise money for Caring in Bristol, a charity to benefit the homeless.

After weeks of training an elite team of 20 D-ARAG-ONS took to the high seas (well, the Bristol harbour) and raced against 29 other teams to see who could cover 200m in as short a time as possible. We had three attempts at this and got better with every run. Our final round we were over 5 seconds faster than the first!

Whilst we came 27th out of 30 we still had a great time on the day, raising money for Caring in Bristol and our charity of the year Focus. We managed to raise £1,182.50 (including Gift Aid) in advance and even more on the day in cash donations from fans and supporters.

We also had an ARAG yellow gazebo set up by the water all day with our Head of Sales, Andy Talbot, flipping burgers for hours on end to keep the hungry D-ARAG-ONS and their friends and family fuelled up for the races.

It was a really great day, with fantastic weather and a lot of fun had by all. And we were watching the techniques of the best teams, so we’ll do much better next time!

If you'd like to donate towards this great cause you can do so by clicking here to go to our Virgin Money Giving page.

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