Corby ‘Paddlemedics’ present cheque to charities

Corby Ambulance Station team, 'Paddlemedics', hand over a cheque for money raised for the Dragon Boat race at Wicksteed Park. Also pictured are Cransley Hospice's Di Patrick and Alan Armson

Corby Ambulance Station team, 'Paddlemedics', hand over a cheque for money raised for the Dragon Boat race at Wicksteed Park. Also pictured are Cransley Hospice's Di Patrick and Alan Armson

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A team from Corby ambulance station has handed over a cheque for almost £1,500 raised by their endeavours at the Dragon Boat race at Wicksteed Park in September.

The team, known as the Paddlemedics, picked up a prize for raising the most of any team in sponsorship money.

The event, organised by the Nene Valley Rotary club, saw more than 40 teams raise about £25,000 for Cransley Hospice, Lakelands Hospice and other Rotary charities.

Last year’s winning team, GDES, managed to reclaim their crown in 2013, with apartments4you close behind and Lakeland’s Loonies finishing third. As well as the racing, there was live music, craft stalls and refreshments.

Alan Armson, chaiman of the organising committee, said: “A really good day was had by all, there was plenty of entertainment on and off the water and all of the teams got into the spirit of the day.”

Next year’s event will again be held at Wicksteed Park on Sunday, August 31, and the Nene Valley Dragons are already looking for teams to enter.

The entry fee is £350 per team, which includes 10 rowers and a drummer. Anybody interested in entering should click here or e-mail enquiries@nenevalleydragons.org.uk for further information.