All aboard the Dragon Boat!

Shoppers will be given the chance to climb aboard a full-size dragon boat and beat the drum at Intu Shopping Centre in Milton Keynes this Saturday,14 April.

The display is to promote the 17th Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival and the boat complete with paddles, drum and dragon’s head will be stationed in the Centre between Hollister and Gap from 9am until 6pm. There will be a chance to sit in the boat, try the paddles for size and enjoy a taste of this year’s Festival dished up by organisers Gable Events. MacIntyre is delighted to be this year’s charity partner.

The 2018 Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival takes place at Willen Lake on Saturday 23 June and over 50 teams are expected to battle it out on the 200-metre course, cheered on by their supporters who will be able to enjoy lots of bankside activities between races.

The dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing equipment are provided, no previous experience is required, and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races.

Crews will be invited to raise money for MacIntyre and the top fundraisers will win a special prize meal at the highly rated Melis Restaurant in Central Milton Keynes, sponsored by Merinvest.

MacIntyre’s Head of Fundraising, Claire Kennedy, says, “Having been involved in previous years, we know what a fantastic event this is for everyone who takes part and their families and friends. Every penny raised will be used to benefit the people we support in the Milton Keynes area”.

Joining in the fun at Intu this Saturday will be the presenters from Festival radio partner MKFM (from 10am until 2pm). Staff and volunteers from MacIntyre will be giving out free cookies made in their café and visitors to the stand can also try out their fitness on a rowing ergometer provided by Energie Fitness in readiness for the big race on 23rd June! The staff and guests of Energie Fitness will be entering a team into the event, joining over 20 companies who have already signed up to take part.

For further information and an entry form visit: Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival or call Gable Events on 01780 470718.

Telephone 01908 230100 Email hello@macintyrecharity.org