Last chance to enter your team for the Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival this July!

    The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival is back on Saturday July 6th, 2024 and if you haven't secured your spot yet, time is running out!

    With over 25 teams already signed up, there are still spots available. Supported by MKFM, Business MK, and MK Pulse Magazine and in aid of Brain Tumour Research, this festival will take place at the stunning Willen Lake on 6th July 2024 and it's set to be a highlight on the regional events calendar.

    The festival brings together a diverse mix of both new and returning crews, all eager to spend a memorable day with colleagues and friends while making a positive impact in their community. This year, teams have the opportunity to fundraise for Brain Tumour Research, ensuring this charitable organisation benefits from the festival's success. There are also gold and silver entry options available, offering marketing benefits and significant donations to charities. Notable gold entries include Genesis Cancer Care UK Ltd, Kirkby Diamond LLP, MK Loft Boarding, SMC Corporation UK Ltd (three teams), SOL Services and TSYS. Silver entry is Opus Reconstructing LLP.

    Alicja Mierzejewska, Executive Director at NewWave Events, expressed her excitement for the upcoming festival, stating, "We're excited to once again host the festival and with the enthusiastic participation of numerous local companies, we're confident it will be an extraordinary day. By choosing Brain Tumour Research as our main charity, our goal is to have a meaningful impact on those in need. Last year, we successfully raised over £20k and this year, we're setting our sights even higher! If you're a local company with an open schedule in July, seize this opportunity! There's still time to join, and we look forward to welcoming you!"

    Participating in the dragon boat racing and fundraising for charity requires no prior experience, just a strong sense of teamwork and enthusiasm. Dragon boats, qualified helms, and all racing equipment will be provided, and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races. In addition to medals and trophies for the top-performing crews, special prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed crew and the crew raising the most funds for their chosen charity. Funstation UK is also providing a prize for the top fundraisers.

    In addition to the thrilling races happening every 10 minutes from 10 am to 4 pm, spectators can enjoy a variety of entertaining activities along the banks of Willen Lake. From funfair rides and face painters to captivating Chinese Lion Dances, there will be no shortage of excitement. Food stalls will also be available to satisfy culinary cravings. Bring your friends and family to Willen Lake on July 6th to witness over 25 local companies battling it out in the vibrant 30-foot-long dragon boats! Spectators can attend this event for free, ensuring a remarkable day out for all.

    For further information and to register, visit: or contact NewWave Events at 01536 674 748.

    If you're interested in fundraising, visit

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