It’s the battle of the businesses at this year’s Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival as two local firms go head to head.
PCML Group and SDM Fabrication Limited - both based in March - are competing against each other to raise the most money for their local hospice ahead of this year’s event.
Both companies have set themselves a target of £5,000 and will be hosting several charity fundraisers in the lead up to the event on Saturday June 10, when they will also battle it out on the water in a bid to win the race.
Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall in Peterborough is the festival’s chosen charity with all money raised from the day going towards its expert palliative, neurological and bereavement support.
The two companies based on the same Cambridgeshire industrial estate have set themselves the huge task of raising £5000 each for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.
Fundraising champions, PCML Group, are hoping to defend their title after raising an incredible £4005 last year, while new contenders, SDM Fabrication Limited, will be fundraising for the first time.
The two teams have already put plans in place for their fundraising feat, which kicked off with each company hosting a ‘Bake Off’ cake stall this month. This was swiftly followed by SDM Fabrication’s second event, a ‘Bacon Roll Friday’, which with true sportsmanship was supported by PCML.
This year’s Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival, organised by New Wave Events and sponsored by Hotpoint, will see teams of up to 11 people take to the water and battle it out over the 200-metre course in authentic dragon boats, each with a drummer at the front beating out time.
PCML Group and SDM Fabrication Limited will be entering two teams each on the day, again going head-to-head to be first to finish the race.
ESP Magazine is the event’s media partner and the ESP Motley Crew will be joining the two teams in the day’s racing on the water.
The event which is held at the Peterborough Rowing Club is expected to draw in an audience of several thousand viewers, with all money raised from the day going to Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, which provides expert palliative, neurological and bereavement support to local families.
If you feel inspired to join the 30 plus teams who have already signed up for this year’s Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival, you can find out more and enter here: