Paul Paddles Hard for UTS

A big thank you goes out to Paul Young from Tunbridge Wells and his team, ‘Apalala’ (means dragon in Chinese), for raising money for United Through Sport at the Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival in Sept 2011. More than 800 people competed in an amazing display of paddle power, excitement and fun. Since the event began in 1998 well over £1million has been raised for 175 local and international charities.

Get involved at next years event in Bristol.
Taking place on Sunday 23rd Sept 2012 at Baltic Wharf.

This is a brilliant way for teams to have fun and raise money for United Through Sport. People do not have to be fitness fanatics or marathon runners to compete in a team – it’s all about timing and teamwork! Team members aged from 16 to 60+ can paddle and raise money. We suggest teams raise at least £1,750. Each team has 16 paddlers and a drummer in each race but can have 20 or more in the team to include extra paddlers and raise more funds.

To see further details go to and click on the event in the dropdown menu. Entry fee for each team is £350 – that’s about £20 per paddler. We would be delighted to have your team involved. Let us know if you are thinking of entering a team so we can keep you fully informed.

Alternatively you can call Pip Lightbody on 07092 222066 for further information.

Come and get involved for a great day out!

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