Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival 2020
Saturday, June 27th
MKFM is proud to be supporting The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday 27th June 2020, organised by Gable Events in aid of MacIntyre.
Price: NEW in 2020–10 paddler boats & reduced entry fees!
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The annual festival is a highlight of the Summer in Milton Keynes and has been running for 18 years at Willen Lake.
Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today - as well as the most fun! Up to 10 people paddle each 30’ boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course. No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit!
The 19th Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Saturday 27th June 2020 at Willen Lake and more than 50 teams are expected to compete over the 200m race course, watched by several thousand spectators. As well as the exciting races, a wide range of bankside entertainment, food stalls and fun activities guarantee a fabulous day out for all the family!
Visit The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival website to enter a team or check out the video here to see what you can expect...
Festival Charity - MacIntyre
MacIntyre is a national charity supporting children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism. Their Central office is in Milton Keynes; across the city they support around 200 people in a variety of settings.
Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they may need support to:
• Understand new or complex information
• Learn new skills
• Live independently
MacIntyre receives funding to provide its core services, meaning that fundraised income can be used to buy the extras that make a real and tangible difference to the people we support. Examples of this include: sports and play equipment; activity sessions and breaks; sensory items; equipment and technology to aid communication or music equipment.
Every penny raised at this event will be used to benefit people in the Milton Keynes area. If there is a particular MacIntyre service that you would like to support please contact the MacIntyre Fundraising team who will be happy to arrange this.
To find out more about MacIntyre please visit their website or call 01908 230100.
The event runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on the following dates.
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