Dragon Boat Race
For the past three years our team of fundraisers have taken part In Taunton’s Dragon Boat race in association with Headway Somerset and Dragon Boat events.
Dragon boating is a fun filled, adrenaline pumping, water sports activity. Our Crew is made up of 16 people who sit in pairs and paddle to compete in multiple timed races over distances of around 250m. Some are volunteers and others are people with lived experience, or are currently experiencing, mental health issues. The one thing they have in common is their passion to raise money for mental heath services in Somerset
Since 2013 our crew has raised a total of £5,951.34
This has gone towards our various projects; Mindline, Somerset Suicide bereavement support service to name but a few and to also help to develop new ones. Not only have our crew raised thousands of pounds but they have also help to raise the profile of our charity by giving out information about our projects on the day and by also appearing in local news media such as ITV , Tone FM and The Somerset County Gazette.
Although our crew has yet to reach the finals this hasn’t brought them down at all. They all enjoy meeting up, making new friends and trying something new. Having said that we’ve just heard that our crew members are already in training for next year with a focus to do better than ever and to win!