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Charity issues call for sailors for this year's dragon boat race

PUBLISHED: 19:00 26 April 2019

Fresh Start - new beginnings is inviting entries to the Ipswich Dragon Boat Race  Picture: STEPHEN WALLER

Fresh Start - new beginnings is inviting entries to the Ipswich Dragon Boat Race Picture: STEPHEN WALLER

Stephen Waller

Ipswich-based charity Fresh Start New Beginnings has issued a call to sailors ahead of their second annual boat race.

A team from ABP at the Dragon Boat races, held adjacent to their Haven Marina home. Picture: Stephen Waller  www.stephenwaller.comA team from ABP at the Dragon Boat races, held adjacent to their Haven Marina home. Picture: Stephen Waller www.stephenwaller.com

The race will see 30 groups of fundraisers take to the water at Ipswich Waterfront on Saturday, June 1 to raise money for the charity that helps victims of child sexual abuse.

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The charity has just seven group places remaining for the competition/

Groups must include between eight and 10 paddlers plus a drummer, with a qualified helmsman and racing equipment supplied.

A lady in the Gilmour Piper Dragon Boat having trouble with her fancy dress hat during one of the races.
Picture: Stephen Waller 
www.stephenwaller.comA lady in the Gilmour Piper Dragon Boat having trouble with her fancy dress hat during one of the races. Picture: Stephen Waller www.stephenwaller.com

Fundraising manager Patsy Johnson-Cisse said: “All money raised will help us work with children on the waiting list, children who have disclosed child sexual abuse and should not have to wait for a service.”

Those interested in taking part should contact Patsy Johnson-Cisse on 01473 705111.

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