Community Events

Dragon Boat race raises £10,000

Northampton’s Dragon Boat race has raised £10,000 for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

The colourful annual event saw 40 teams take part in its 11th race, featuring a host of firms and groups from Northampton going head-to-head in boats decorated with Chinese-style dragons.

Tracy Grunwell, partnership manager for WNAA, was delighted to be presented with a cheque for the donated money on 10th December 2014.

Linda Lee-Davies, chairman of the organising committee, said: “It was a great day and we are so pleased to be able to support the air ambulance again.”

£10,000 is enough money for WNAA to run almost six missions, and could potentially save six lives, so thank you to everyone who took part in the event and helped.