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Dragons support Cancer Fund for Children

17 June 2016

Ana Wilkinson of Cancer Fund for Children, joins the Mayor and Mayoress of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor John Scott and his wife Audrey, to start the Dragon Boat Race.


The winning team from Tesco Distribution Centre celebrate their win.


Two dragon boats raced along the Six Mile Water River in Antrim to help raise funds for Cancer Fund for Children. The exciting dragon adventure event was organised by Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and took place at Antrim Lough Shore Park on Saturday 11 June.

Councillor John Scott, Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council said: “The Dragon Boat Race was a huge success and the Council is delighted that so many local residents and visitors attended the event in aid of Cancer Fund for Children.  It is very encouraging to see so many local organisations competing in aid of such a good cause. The Clementsmount Mobile Farm, World of Owls, crazy golf and dragon dance display, which received financial support from The Executive Office through the Council’s Good Relations Programme, all contributed to a memorable event.”

The race came down to two teams that could not be separated and resulted in an exciting finale between Tesco Distribution Centre and Blue Clarity.  Tesco Distribution Centre won the coveted title of Dragon Boat Champions and received a trophy for their efforts. Also competing were teams from Antrim Neighbourhood Policing Team/ Policing and Community Safety Partnership, Goldblatt McGuigan and Cancer Fund for Children.

Ana Wilkinson of Cancer Fund for Children, said: “The dragons really enjoyed the facilities in Antrim.  The Dragon Boat Race was a fantastic fundraising event and we are grateful for all the support from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council. Over £3,500 has been raised for Cancer Fund for Children and this will be used to support local children living with cancer and their families.  I would like to extend thanks to everyone in the local community for their support throughout the year.”