MK Dragon Boat Festival 2019

    Dragon Boat Festival 2019MKFM is proud to be supporting The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday 23rd June 2019, organised by Gable Events in aid of MacIntyre.

    The annual festival is a highlight of the Summer in Milton Keynes and has been running for 17 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 16 people paddle each 40’ 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 18th Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2019 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!

    Check out the video here to see what you can expect...

     

    How To Enter

    Standard entry includes:

    • Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment
    • At least 3 races per crew
    • Music and entertainment
    • Souvenir programme
    • Trophies for the top five crews, the best-placed mixed crew (minimum seven ladies), the crew raising the most money for MacIntyre and the ‘best dressed’ crew
    • Medals for the top three crews
    • A special prize meal at Melis Restaurant in Central MK for the crew raising the most money for MacIntyre, sponsored by Merinvest

    For Further Information

    Pick up an entry form from MKFM Reception at intu Milton Keynes or download it here. You can also check out more details on the official event website here or on their Facebook page and we'll see you there!

    Festival Charity - MacIntyre

    MacIntyre is a national charity supporting children, young people and adults who have a
    learning disability. Our Central office is in Milton Keynes; across the city we 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.

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