Oars At The Ready!
Gather your team for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ exciting annual all-day Dragon Boat Race and fun day at Woking’s Goldsworth Park Lake on Sunday 25 June 2017, sponsored by Trident Honda. Oars at the ready!
Teams of 12-20 people can take the plunge to race across the lake in special boats, competing against the clock and each other to win a place in the final race of the day.
It’s a great event for all the family, as anyone aged 12 and above can race (under 18s must have an adult in the team), and no experience is required. If you are looking for a team-building challenge for your colleagues or club, this is the perfect event for you too.
Fun Day Activities
If you are not feeling quite so energetic then there will be lots of other activities for you to enjoy on the lake side, including a bouncy castle, ice cream, BBQ, face painting, tombola, plant tent, games, stalls and much more!
You may even like to visit the Pimms tent and toast the rowers’ hard work from the banks of the lake or indulge in a well-deserved Pimms after rowing yourself.
More Info About The Event
Dragon Boating is a water sport which has its roots dating back 2000 years throughout southern China. Whilst ‘competition’ has taken place annually for more than 20 centuries, as part of religious ceremonies and folk customs, dragon boat racing has emerged in modern times as an international sport, beginning in Hong Kong in 1976.
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ Dragon Boat event will once again be held in memory of keen hospice supporter Kris Cook, who grew up close to the lake where he pursued his love of water sports.
Trident Honda are the Dragon Boat event sponsors as part of their commitment made in 2016 to be a major sponsor for the charity over three years, after 21 years’ ongoing support for our hospices. All funds raised from the event will support the charity’s new 20 ensuite-bedroom hospice in Goldsworth Park.
To find out more and to enter your team
Visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk. Registration is £25 per person. Boats and life jackets are supplied, you just need to bring your competitive spirit for a fun race day experience!
When & Where
When: Sunday 25th June 2017
Where: Goldsworth Park Lake & Recreation Ground
Surrey GU21 3RT
About Woking & Sam Beare Hospices
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is a patient-centred charity that delivers specialist palliative care to adult patients of all ages who have life-limiting and terminal illnesses. We cover the North West Surrey region, providing free of charge holistic care and support services for patients, their families and carers. Each year we care for over 1,400 patients both in our hospice and in their own homes (where over 70% of our care is delivered), enabling patient choice and the best quality of life.
We care for adults of all ages with a wide range of life limiting conditions such as cancer, heart disease, Motor Neurone Disease (MND), chronic pulmonary conditions, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS). We help patients to manage their symptoms, which are often complex and why they require the expertise of our Clinical Nurse Specialists and specialist doctors.
Our services enable us to offer our patients holistic care, which means we offer practical, emotional, social and spiritual support as well as managing their medical needs. We offer day care services where patients receive assessments, treatments and therapies, as well as emotional and spiritual support. We also deliver counselling for our patients and their families, including child bereavement services and school support programmes.
We are a charity, and while we receive some government funding, around 75% of what we deliver is funded through our charity shops and fundraising activities. We could not do this without the generosity of all of our supporters, volunteers and the local community.
Woking and Sam Beare Hospices are independent charities dedicated to providing specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families and carers. Registered charity number for Woking Hospice: 1082798. Registered charity number for Sam Beare Hospice: 1115439.
Around 75% of what we deliver is funded through our charity shops and fundraising activities. We could not do this without the generosity of all of our supporters, volunteers and the local community.
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