Dragon Boat Racing On The 11th September

Written by HV Wooding on 25th August 2016

Dragon Boat Racing On The 11th September

On the 11th of September Tonbridge will be hosting for the 4th year running the great Dragon boat race. This event will run alongside the Tonbridge Medieval fair along the river bank and on the castle lawn.

After coming 1st and 3rd in the raft racing recently we were offered the opportunity to row on behalf of Porchlight- a Kent based charity providing a support network for the homelessness. We will be submitting a team and rowing alongside individuals from Porchlight. Each boat will have 17 people rowing and will be guided by a professional helmsman. On the day there will be over 20 teams competing over 3 heats , those with  the fastest times will then go on to compete in the semis and finally the fastest 3 boats will compete for the winning trophy. There will also be a trophy for the best dressed team which we are going after, dressed as superheroes under the team name Wooding Warriors.

Why Porchlight? We have been lucky to support Teenage Cancer Trust, Cancer Research, Chartwell Cancer Trust and The Rotary club. When the opportunity arose to support a local charity we were delighted as it’s a wonderful chnace to assist a little closer to home. As a charity working across Kent, they help vulnerable and isolated people get support with their mental health, housing, education and employment. Porchlight provide young people and adults with the advice, guidance and skills to live independently in the future, to play an active role in their local community and to fulfil their potential.

But this work cannot continue without the support of people like you so please use the link below to sponsor us and support this great charity and worthwhile cause.