Yes U Kan says Age UK Milton Keynes
Don’t miss the boat!
The MK Dragon Boat Festival will be pushing off at 10am on Sunday 22nd June at Willen Lake. Staff and volunteers from local charity Age UK Milton Keynes, in the Age-U-Kan dragon boat, are looking forward to a thrilling day of racing and fundraising. 48 teams from local businesses and other organisations are taking part in this oar-some annual event. This year the paddlers will support the Information, Advice and Advocacy services of Age UK Milton Keynes, which help older people resolve financial, housing, health and care issues and many other concerns. The crews competing to win the Champions’ trophy include Readsoft UK’s “Sir Osis of the River” and Leica Geosystems Ltd’s “I Leica Paddle”, as well as John Lewis’ “Never Knowingly Underpaddled” and Tesco’s “Every Rower Helps”. Never mind the World Cup, the real excitement this weekend will be in Milton Keynes. Look out for the flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at 2.45pm, enjoy the funfair rides, stalls, large inflatables and mini golf. Local radio station Heart 103.3 will be providing the bank-side music. Age UK Milton Keynes’ team of keen novices are in the first heat at 10am.
Races set off every 15 minutes leading to the final at just after 4.30pm. Medals and trophies will be presented to the winners at 4.45pm by Age UK Milton Keynes’ Chief Executive Jane Palmer. For more information about the MK Dragon Boat Festival go to www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk or call 01780 470 718.
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