Dragon Boat Race 2024

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Oars at the ready!

Oars at the ready! Bring your colleagues, friends, and family together for an unforgettable, adrenaline-fueled day on the scenic Lagan River at our highly anticipated 2024 Charity Dragon Boat Race! 

Taking place on Friday 13th September and Saturday 14th September, this event is set to be a thrilling spectacle as local businesses, friends, families, and clubs compete for the coveted title of Dragon Boat Emperors. 

Our charity Dragon Boat Race is not just an exciting competition but also a unique and dynamic charity event, offering companies, clubs and organisations an exceptional team-building opportunity. Join us in this remarkable endeavor, where teams come together to navigate the waters and raise invaluable funds for Hospice. 

No prior experience is necessary - just bring your determination to win and a good sense of humour! Full training will be provided on the day to ensure that participants of all skill levels can enjoy the excitement and contribute to the cause. 

Mark your calendar for a day filled with camaraderie, competition, and charitable giving. Be part of the action at our 2024 Dragon Boat Race on Belfast's River Lagan - an event that combines thrill and purpose, making waves for a meaningful cause. 


How Much Does it Cost to Enter?

It costs NI Hospice over £21m per year to run our services. Events like the Dragon Boat are critical in helping us fund this service. Your participation in this event and subsequent fundraising ensures compassionate care for adults, children, and babies in your local area.

Join us in bringing solace to families during their most challenging moments. Listed below gives an idea of how your fundraising helps. The more you contribute, the bigger the impact you can have in helping us deliver these services.

  • If your team could fundraise a combined amount of £1,224.50, it it could help towards a series of family support sessions, providing essential emotional support and counselling services for the entire family.
  • With a combined donation of £2,718.50, you could provide funding for 48 hours of dedicated care for a child in our Children's In-Patient Unit, covering Horizon House and their home.
  • A generous gift of £4,166.47 could cover the expenses for seven days of specialised palliative care within our 18-bed In-Patient Unit, ensuring comfort and support for those in need.

How to get involved

  • Put your chosen date in your diary select either Friday 13th September or Saturday 14th September.

  • Get a team of 20 people who want to have a great day’s craic

  • Register your interest in taking part in the form below and a dedicated fundraiser will be in touch!

  • Start fundraising - your dedicated fundraiser will help you raise enough money needed to secure your place before a set date

We love keeping you updated on how your support is making a vital difference to our patients. We always keep your details safe and never pass your information to other organisations to use for their own purposes. Please tick to indicate if you're happy for NI Hospice to contact you via the options listed.

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