Join the dragons for a great family day out on Sunday

Come and be part of our exciting Dragon Boat race and family day – which includes a spectacular Battle of Britain flypast – on Sunday 25th September.

20 crews from local organisations and companies will battle it out on Alton Water in Stutton with the first race at 10.30am.

There are then races every 20 minutes until the final at 3:40pm and the presentation of trophies and medals to winning crews at 4pm.

Spectators are welcome to witness the action and enjoy the stalls and entertainment which will be laid on throughout the day, including a bouncy castle, face-painting, barbecue and other refreshments.

Admission for spectators is free, however there is a £3 car parking charge which will go directly to Hospice funds.

An RAF flypast which features a Lancaster bomber, Spitfire and Hurricane, is set to take place at 2.20pm weather permitting.

BBC Radio Suffolk is supporting the event and presenter Georgina Wroe will broadcast live from the scene of the action from 12noon-2pm.

Around 250 people will be taking to the water and it is going to be an exciting day out for all the family. We hope the whole event will raise thousands of pounds for the Hospice.

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun!

Up to 10 people paddle each 30ft boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience required, just plenty of team spirit!

St Elizabeth Hospice is working with Gable Events to host the event and all proceeds will go to the Hospice.

For more information, call 01473 723600 or email Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm.

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