Ulster Bank comes ‘on board’ as official sponsor of NI Hospice’s Dragon Boat Race

Northern Ireland Hospice’s biggest team-building event of the year, proudly sponsored by Ulster Bank, is back for 2024!

Mark your calendars! Northern Ireland Hospice’s biggest team-building event of the year, proudly sponsored by Ulster Bank, is back for 2024!

Last year, eight teams battled it out on the River Lagan for an unforgettable day of laughter, camaraderie, and fun to be crowned the ultimate Dragon Boat Race Champions.

The charity is calling on local businesses across Northern Ireland to join the fun on Friday 13th September and Saturday 14th September at the River Lagan, Belfast.

Lauren Doherty, Acting Director of Commercial and Brand Development at NI Hospice, said: “The Dragon Boat Race is an unforgettable, adrenaline-fuelled day for corporate and community businesses supporting Hospice’s specialist care for babies, children and adults.

“Each boat accommodates 18 participants, so assemble your team swiftly for this popular event. Fancy dress is encouraged, with prizes awaiting the most creatively attired crews. Full training will be given on the day so you just need to have a will to win and a sense of fun!

“There’s no better way for local businesses to boost team bonding, demonstrate their commitment to social responsibility, and make a real difference in the lives of local people and the community.”

Gillian McCandless, Regional Board Engagement Manager, Ulster Bank, said colleagues were looking forward to another unforgettable day, raising money for a great cause.

“We have taken part in the Dragon Boat Race on a number of occasions previously and always thoroughly enjoyed the sense of fun and occasion. It’s wonderful to be back on board this year as headline sponsor of the event and we are looking forward to collaborating with the team at the NI Hospice to grow the event further and hopefully encourage as many teams as possible to sign up.

“The Race is one of the many activities we have planned this year as part of our annual fundraising campaign for the NI Hospice. In 2023, our colleagues raised over £160,000 for the charity and we have set ourselves the challenge to try and increase this total in 2024.

“We know just how valuable the work of the NI Hospice can be to families right across Northern Ireland and, as part of our mission to champion local causes, we are committed to supporting this great charity and growing our partnership even further.”

Don’t miss this chance to make a splash for a fantastic cause! Register your interest and learn more about the event at www.nihospice.org/dragon.

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