Dragon boat races cause big splash on the water

Dragon Boat Race  YoYoYoYa team V Gripple Pirates
Dragon Boat Race YoYoYoYa team V Gripple Pirates
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Row, row, row your boat – frantically down the lake!

More than 20 splash-happy teams took to the water for South Yorkshire’s annual Dragon Boat race.

The charity event featured teams paddling manically along the main stretch of water at Rother Valley Country Park.

Competitors wore a variety of unusual costumes, with orange wigs and onesies among the madcap attire.

Among the competitors were two teams of clinical staff from the Northern General Hospital, who went head to head for the second time.

They raised money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity which spends more than £2 million each year to improve the lives of patients in Sheffield’s hospitals.

Isla Denoon, fundraiser at Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said: “It’s fabulous to see them raising funds to help the patients that they care for.”