Beating drums and dragon boats as charity raises money

O2 Dragon Boat Racing Day - Ravens Ait, Surbiton - 15th August.
O2 Dragon Boat Racing Day - Ravens Ait, Surbiton - 15th August.
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Schools and businesses from Rotherham will lock oars in a dragon boat race on Sunday to raise money for isolated villages in Nepal.

More than 20 crews will steer brightly-painted Chinese dragon boats across a 200metre course on Manvers Lake, Wath Upon Dearne, starting at 10am.

The event is raising money for Phase Worldwide, a charity that aims to reduce poverty and improve healthcare in remote Himalayan villages.

Sarah Galvin, director of Phase Worldwide, said: “Manvers Lake is a great setting for a family day out. We hope to raise as much money as we can.”

Each crew will consist of 10 paddlers, a drummer and a steering helm.