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Dragons take to river for Shakespeare Hospice Boat Race

Stratford Editorial 15th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DRAGONS took to the Avon in Stratford at the weekend.

Hundreds lined the banks of the river to cheer the on the 20 teams competing in the annual Shakespeare Hospice Dragon Boat Race on Sunday.

We Like Big Boats and We Cannot Lie – a team from Jaguar Land Rover – stormed to victory with Arup’s Man Ove a Board coming a close second and Western Power Distribution’s ‘Bright Sparks’ team in third.

A spokeswoman from The Shakespeare Hospice said: “It was a brilliant day with beautiful weather. The atmosphere was fantastic and the teams really gave their all in the races.

“Thank you to all our sponsors, to everyone who took part and to those who volunteered – we hope to see you all back next year for an even bigger race.”

The event is expected to raise more than £24,000 for the Shottery-based hospice, which provides care and support to people

affected by life-limiting illness in the area.

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