Twenty enthusiastic employees from a dental practice in Shrewsbury are taking part in the Annual Dragon Boat Festival later this month to raise hundreds of pounds for the Severn Hospice.
The team from The Dental Spa are set to compete against 33 other groups on the day over a 250m route, starting at the Kingsland Toll Bridge and finishing up at the Pengwern Boat Club in Shrewsbury.
Practice manager, Julie Griffths said: “Everyone here at The Dental Spa is proud of our involvement with local charities, so we jumped at the chance of taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival. It seemed like a great opportunity to get everyone together for a bit of fun and raise some money for a great cause at the same time.
“Unfortunately we don’t have a spare dragon boat to practice with and only one experienced rower on the team, so it’s going to be a steep learning curve on the day! Altogether, we're hoping to raise at least £1200 for Severn Hospice, which really will make a big difference to the lives of living with terminal conditions, and the lives of their families.”
The Dragon Boat Festival is one of the Severn Hospice’s largest events, with over 1000 competitors and spectators set to attend on the day. Now in its 13th year, the festival raises thousands of pounds every year to help the hospice to continue to provide specialist care and support to families across Shropshire and North Powys who are living with an incurable illness.
Roy Dixon, the Clinical Director at The Dental Spa, said: “I'm so proud of my colleagues for agreeing to take part in this challenge. The support and hard work of The Severn Hospice is invaluable to families all across Shropshire and beyond, so we’re happy to be able to help support them in what they do for the community”.
If you would like to sponsor The Dental Spa, give the practice a call on 01743 343433 or visit the website at www.the-dentalspa.co.uk.
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