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Watch our Rotary Club's
Dragon Boat Challenge Day!
(features events in
2011 and 2013 )
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2013 race - photo courtesy of Lewis Outing LRPS
Our 2019 Nominated Charity
2016 Final - a very close finish!
Photo courtesy Lewis Outing
The 17th York Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge will take place on
Sunday 14th July 2019
The Rotary Club of York's nominated charity for the 2019 event is
which will receive one third of the sponsorship raised by the Teams
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On July 14th 2019, 36 teams will battle it out on the Ouse
(between Scarborough Railway Bridge and Lendal Bridge)
for the Challenge Trophy and other prestigious awards, including awards for the fastest Charity Team,
fastest Armed Services Team, and of course the "Best Dressed Team" trophy.
First race starts at 10.00am. Grand final will be approx 4.00pm
The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge has been held annually since 2003.
We were delighted to announce that over the past 16 years the cumulative amount raised,
for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, had exceeded
In 2019, we are now heading towards our second £million!!
Trophies to be awarded - 2019
1. The Challenge Trophy - Presented to the winner of the Grand Final - along with a cheque for £100 for their chosen charity
2. The Fastest Times - these are awards for the fastest time in any of the races in which they participate, and are made to the teams NOT winning the
* The Charity Cup for the fastest "Charity" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
* The Merlin Cup for the fastest "Armed Services" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
* The Ouse Cup for the fastest "Civilian" Team and a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
* and the Tailenders Trophy for the slowest time
Lucky Programme Number Draw
Programmes sold at this event will contain Prize Draw Numbers. The Draw will take place on July 14th:
Plane ride for 2 over York
donated by Hields Aviation
Family Travel Voucher
(2 adults & 2 children) for the
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
donated by the NYMR
Family of four ticket for the JORVIK Viking Centre, The DIG, Barley Hall, Richard III Experience & Henry VII Experience
donated by York Archaeological Trust
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A selection of the 2018 Event Photos
St Leonard's Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses. We have an In-Patient Unit, Sunflower Centre and Hospice@Home service. In this relaxed and friendly environment, every patient is recognised and treated as an individual. With our support, patients are able to enjoy the best possible quality of life. Our care also extends to support families and carers.
In addition to a team of highly experienced doctors and nurses, we have specialists in a wide range of roles, including complimentary therapy, lymphoedema care, physiotherapy, social work, bereavement, occupational therapy and spiritual care.
Our care is free of charge to patients and their families, but not free to provide. As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of the public to raise just over £5.2 million each year to run St Leonard's Hospice. This equates to £595 for every hour of every day. Although St Leonard's does get some public funding, the majority of the running costs have to be raised from donations and fundraising by the local community. Events such as the Dragon Boat Challenge are vital in ensuring we can continue to provide outstanding care for patients for many years to come.
The Finish line, 2018 final
Challenge Trophy Winners in 2018 -
Tailenders Trophy Winners in 2018 -
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The Lord Mayor with BBC's
Elly Fiorentini, our wonderful commentator for the day
Third place went to "School of Bounce", from Energi Trampoline Park
The Grand Final in progress
The all-female team from
Rawcliffe Netball Club
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