It's July and we're back
for our 20th year!!
On July 10th 2022, 36 teams will be battling it
out on the River Ouse
(between Scarborough 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.
Over the past 20 years the cumulative amount raised,
for a whole host of worthwhile local charities, is over
2022 York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge
Each team is required to raise not less than £1,500 as sponsorship as a condition of taking part. In fact on average, teams raise in excess of £1,500.
One third of the total sponsorship raised by each team will be shared between York Rotary's local nominated charities for 2022 which are Accessible Art & Media and Antibiotic Research UK
The remaining two thirds will go to a registered charity or Community Sports Club of the team’s own choice.
NORTH BANK GALA
If you are a charity and are interested in taking a stall at the event
(on the North Bank) you can find more information here
More information about the day, including race timings, and how to view the event, can be found here
York Rotary's Nominated Charities for the 2022 event
Antibiotic Research UK
Antibiotics have been an essential part of modern medicine helping us fight infections and allowing us to perform surgeries and treatments for serious
disease safe in the knowledge that we have a line of defence against bacterial infections.
However, antibiotics no longer work as well as they did because bacteria are developing a resistance against them. Annually, antibiotic resistant infections cause 93,000 hospitalisations in the UK alone, and 700,000 deaths globally.
“It took me 8 weeks to improve, I could barely walk at first. I didn’t know that one in three people carry MRSA in their body; nor that very few antibiotics are effective against it.” Tony
Antibiotic Research UK is the world’s first charity dedicated to research and supporting patients affected by antibiotic resistance. We fund research to keep existing antibiotics working, and support patients with reliable information about antibiotic resistance and a friendly ear if they need to chat.
The funds raised at the Dragon Boat Challenge will help us to achieve our vision of a world free from deaths caused by drug-resistant infections.
www.antibioticresearch.org.uk Registered charity no. 1157884
Accessible Arts & Media
Accessible Arts & Media is a small charity based in Acomb, York. We’ve been running inclusive arts and creative media learning projects in and around York since 1982.
We support disabled adults and young people, older people living with dementia and memory loss and people with mental ill-health.
Our projects include singing and signing choirs, creative digital media programmes, specialist creative and therapeutic sensory activities, and training programmes where learning-disabled adults and young people train as workshop leaders.
Our programme of activities supports their wellbeing by helping them feel happy, connected and valued. We help them develop the skills and confidence to connect with their local community and have more of a say in the things that matter to them.
Funds raised at the Dragon Boat Challenge will support our iMUSE for Wellbeing programme. It offers 1:1 therapeutic sensory sessions for people with mental ill-health.
Your support will help us meet growing demand for this unique and personalised service.
www.aamedia.org.uk Registered Charity No: 1072902
READ ABOUT OUR 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT HERE
WATCH OUR VIDEO
Watch our York Rotary Video of a Dragon Boat Challenge Day!
SEE PHOTOS OF THE
2021 EVENT HERE