A total of 24 teams representing businesses, clubs and societies from across Sussex will be taking part in the 2012 Dragon Boat Festival. All the teams, sideshows and stalls are raising funds for Worthing & District Animal Rescue Service (wadars).
Sunday 29th July - Brooklands Park Lancing
The event will be officially opened by the Mayor of Worthing, The Chairman of Adur District Council and Tim Loughton MP at 9.45 am with an authentic Chinese Lion Dance Demonstration.
The first race starts at 10.00 am and the finals will be run around 4.00pm.
Teams of 15 paddlers will be racing down the lake in 40 foot long Hong Kong Dragon Boats.As well as competing to be the race champions, teams are also entering the wadars Fancy Dress Competition to win a Dragon Trophy.
Entry to the park for the public will be free and off road parking has been arranged on the Lancing Industrial estate opposite the park entrance in Western Road.
As well as the racing there will be over 25 sideshows, stalls and entertainment including childrens climbing walls and Zorb balling, coconut shy, hoop la, raffles and tombolas as well as a variety of arena event, in fact lots to keep the whole family amused.
Tony Thorn, Fundraising Manager for wadars said “We hope that everyone will come along to the event, bring a picnic and enjoy watching the racing and all the other things we have going on during the day. We hope to raise a huge amount for wadars from the event which will help us to maintain our services to wildlife and domestic animals in the future. My personal thanks go out to our main sponsors Bowers & Wilkins, Brooklands Park, Southern Water and North Barn Kennels as well as all the teams, arena entertainers and stallholders. I hope that everyone will have a terrific day and we can make this an annual event for the town.”
For more information
Wadars, The Lodge, Durrington Cemetery, Findon Road, Worthing BN14 0AA
Telephone 0300 30 30 999
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