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Watch our Rotary Club's
Dragon Boat Challenge Day!
(features events in
2011 and 2013 )
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2013 race - photo courtesy of Lewis Outing LRPS
Our 2018 Nominated Charities
People turn to Citizens Advice in times of need – often in times of crisis. They may have no money for food, be threatened with eviction or dismissal from work. Sometimes people struggle for years before asking for help, for example with ever increasing debts, cold and damp homes or discrimination. The benefits system is hugely complicated and many people need help to claim the benefits they are entitled to, even more so with the move to Universal Credit.
Every year our volunteers, supported by a small paid team, help over 5,000 York people. We constantly struggle to cope with the demand for our service and have an ongoing need to recruit, train and support more volunteers.
We are delighted to be a Rotary nominated charity for 2018 – not only for the vital funding to support our work, but also to let people know that we aren’t government funded, we are a local charity that needs your support. Visit www.citizensadviceyork.org.uk
2016 Final - a very close finish!
Photo courtesy Lewis Outing
The 16th York Rotary Annual Dragon Boat Challenge will take place on
Sunday 15th July 2018
The Rotary Club of York's nominated charities for the 2018 event are
York Mind and Citizens Advice York.
Scroll down for further details
On July 15th, 36 teams will battle it out on the Ouse
(between Scarborough Railway Bridge and Lendal Bridge)
for the Challenge Trophy and other prestigious awards, including awards for the fastest Charity Team,
fastest Armed Services Team, and of course the "Best Dressed Team" trophy.
The York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge has been held annually since 2003.
Last year, after 15 years of running this event, we were delighted to announce that the cumulative amount raised,
for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, had exceeded
In 2018, we are now heading towards our second £million!!
Trophies to be awarded - 2018
1. The Challenge Trophy - Presented to the winner of the Grand Final - along with a cheque for £100 for their chosen charity
2. The Fastest Times - these are awards for the fastest time in any of the races in which they participate, and are made to the teams NOT winning the
* The Charity Cup for the fastest "Charity" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
* The Merlin Cup for the fastest "Armed Services" Team along with a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
* The Ouse Cup for the fastest "Civilian" Team and a cheque for £50 for their chosen charity
* and the Tailenders Trophy for the slowest time
courtesy Lewis Outing
courtesy Chris Shepherd
Lucky Programme Number Draw
(numbers will be on the
for 3 over York
courtesy of Hields Aviation
& Other prizes to be announced
Challenge Trophy Winners in 2017 -
Best Dressed Team Winners in 2017 -
"Drag-On Boat" (a.k.a. Escrick Vikings)
A selection of 2017 Photos
(Courtesy Lewis Outing and Chris Shepherd)
Advertising in our programme
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The 2017 Final
Gala on the North Bank
Throughout the day, there will be a Gala on the North Bank of the Ouse, overlooking the racing.
There'll be music, fun and games, food and festivities as Charity stalls line the bank and create a wonderful atmosphere for the public to enjoy.
If YOUR charity would like to participate, there's more
We deliver a range of services including: Befriending, Advocacy, Counselling, Young Person’s Project, Action Towards Inclusion, Training and Peer Support Groups. These services aid recovery from a variety of mental health problems, helping our service users achieve outcomes that will progress them towards social inclusion and integration in mainstream activity such as learning, volunteering or employment.
As one of the largest Counselling providers in York, there is always very high demand for this service; however, the service is currently unfunded and therefore we constantly need to fundraise in the community to ensure that it can continue. It costs York Mind £26 to deliver an hour of one-to-one Counselling – your support will help us to deliver more sessions at the right time, to those who really need our help. Visit www.yorkmind.org.uk