DRAGON BOAT RACING COMING TO ST HELENS
Chinese spectacle of Dragon Boat Racing is coming to the area this
summer and the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is asking local readers
to put a team together to take part to help the charity raise vital
funds to continue its work into finding a cure for muscle diseases.
Dragon boats are decorated with a colourful dragons head and tail in
the style of the boats still used in China today. Teams are made up
of ten paddlers and one drummer and each team is guaranteed at least
three races during the day in heats against other crews. Entry is
just £250 per team and each crew member is also being asked to raise
as much sponsorship as possible for charity. Finalists will receive
trophies and every team that raises funds for the charity receives
t-shirts and medals to mark their involvement.
Regional Fundraising Manager for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign,
says:- “It’s the perfect event for work colleagues, pub teams
and groups of friends. Anyone over the age of eight can enter
providing they can swim and know how to enjoy themselves!”
The event takes place on Saturday July 14 at the Lancashire
PowerBoatClub, Carr Mill, near St Helens (just off the East Lancs
Road). Anyone interested in taking part can get an entry pack now by
calling the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign on 01244 403012 or
Food On The Streets!
weekend of the 19 May to 20 May 2007 Southport not only had the Food
and Drink Festival, but also a massive New International Street
Market on Lord Street and Chapel Street.
proved a fantastic hit for the town. These a quick few snaps we took
of the events..
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