Organisers of Dragon Boat racing at Kettering’s Wicksteed Park hoping for record fundraising total

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-210844009

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The organisers of the Dragon Boat racing at Wicksteed Park on Sunday (September 4) say they’re hoping it has raised a record amount.

The race - run by five rotary clubs and won by A1 Fitness for the second year running - attracted a record 46 teams.

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-210728009

And while the fundraising counting has not yet been completed, chairman of the Nene Valley Dragons organising committee Alan Armson says they’re hoping to have raised £30,000.

He said: “For the last three years we’ve raised about £25,000 but this was the most teams we’ve ever had so we’re hoping to have raised £30,000.

“That will go primarily to Lakelands, Cransley Hospice and the rotary clubs to give out to their charities.

“It was a great day with A1 Fitness from Kettering winning for the second year running and the Oarlympic champions from Matalan (Corby) coming second.”

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-205951009

A mention must go to the five rotary clubs - Kettering, Kettering Huxloe, Corby Phoenix, Rushden and Rushden Chichele - who helped to organise the event.

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-205750009

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-210447009

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-212659009

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-211848009

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-213020009

Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. 

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Dragon Boats: Kettering: Rotary Clubs' Dragon Boat Race 2016 for Cransley Hospice and Lakelands Hospice. Sunday September 5, 2016 NNL-160409-212757009