So it was a big deal last week when Six Ticks Director Ian had the laptop prised away from his fingertips, said goodbye to dry land, and took to the water to take part in Shropshire’s biggest charity dragon boat race in aid of local charity Severn Hospice.
The event which took place on Saturday 3rd July, saw over 20 teams’ battle it out along the River Severn to raise vital funds for the charity which provides support and care to people with incurable illnesses.
The day began with a warm-up lead by SBN-guest Misha before the teams grabbed their paddles and took to the water for an epic day of racing in the 40-foot long boats.
Each team took part in two heats and the winners went through to a knock out round. Ian’s team ‘Severn Business Network’ included representatives from local businesses who can be regularly found every Thursday morning at SBN.
The Severn Business Network team fought hard and ended the competition in a respectable 8th place. After a day of fierce but friendly competition, the winners were army team ‘2 Can Army’ who finished every race lengths ahead of their closest rivals.
“I had never been in a dragon boat before and it’s a lot harder than it looks! We are disappointed not to have got to the final race, but I am sure we will be back next year to fight for the title! We had a great day out and importantly the event raised a lot of money for a terrific cause”
“The work of the Severn Hospice is incredible and Six Ticks are proud to regularly support this great local charity. Seeing businesses from across Shropshire come together to support this event was amazing”
Severn Hospice hope to raise and incredible £50,000 from the event. If you’d like to find out more about the fantastic work they do or make a donation to help them reach their target, please visit the Severn Hospice website.