First teams register for this year’s Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival

Businesses, clubs and organizations from across the region are bringing their teams together and signing up for this year’s Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival to benefit Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT).

The Dragon Boat Festival in Cambridge. Photo: Steve Hone

Now in its 16th year, the festival has become one of the biggest corporate team events on the regional calendar and there is plenty of time to get a team together and secure a place on the start line at Fen Ditton on Saturday September 10.

One of the early entrants, as well as sponsors of the event, is Redrow South Midlands. Mandy Howie, Marketing Manager at Redrow Homes, said: “As members of the Cambridge community, Redrow South Midlands are keen to support organizations such as Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

“The services and work they provide to the people of Cambridgeshire are vital. We are delighted to be able to help the charity by sponsoring the dragon boat race and hope they can raise the vital funds they need. “

The Dragon Boat Festival in Cambridge.  Photo: Steve Hone
The Dragon Boat Festival in Cambridge. Photo: Steve Hone

Other early entrants to the festival include Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, Woodland Group (four teams), Cambridge Perfusion and Brookend Veterinary Practice Ltd. sides of a dragon boat.

To participate in the dragon boat races, no prior experience is required. Dragon boats, qualified helms and all racing gear are provided and each crew is guaranteed a minimum of three races.

On the day of the festival, there will also be Chinese-themed entertainment, kiddie rides, and plenty of food and drink for the whole family. The team that raises the most money for ACT will receive the charity trophy and enjoy a group prize offered by Let’s Go Punting.

For more information and a registration form call NewWave Events on 01536 674748 or visit To find out more about the vital work of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, go to

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