The Purple Dragons Slay in the Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Race

by Lauren Ascroft on 11 Jul 2017

Lauren Ascroft
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After choosing Severn Hospice as our charity of the year the most exciting event was immediately booked into the Rockford IT calendar – The Dragon Boat Race!

The annual boat races offers a unique opportunity to race 40ft dragon boats along the River Severn in Shrewsbury. On the 9th July 2017 39 teams from across the Shropshire region took part in a fun filled day on the river, all in aid of raising money for Shropshire based charity, Severn Hospice.

After taking part in the Coracle Championships in September for Macmillian, Rockford IT jumped at the chance to take to the water once again in this great team led event! Unfortunately we were two team members down but the determination and team tactics managed to land us a place in the top half of the groups overall, a great achievement for 14 first timers!

Rockford IT’s Sales Executive, Lewis Hardie¬†comments:

“It was a fantastic event, very well organised and great to see so many local businesses, friends and family enjoy themselves in the summer sunshine and raise money for a well deserving local charity. We have already decided to take part next year!”.

Rockford IT chose Severn Hospice as their charity of the year for 2017. So far a total of £2900 has been raised in various fundraising activities including: sky dives, 24 hour gaming marathon, charity auction and even selling ice creams in the office from our new Walls ice cream freezer!

You can still sponsor the Rockford IT team here – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-rockford1. Any donations would be much appreciated – thank you!

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