Arundel Festival Dragon Boat Race raises nearly £2,500 for Help for Heroes

The annual Arundel Festival Dragon Boat Race last Saturday raised more than £2,000 for Help for Heroes.

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 4:58 pm
Crowds packed the banks of the Arun

Crowds of people flocked to the banks of the river in the bank holiday sunshine to watch 14 crews battle it out on the Arun. Race organisers Andy Batty and Sue Meredith were delighted with the turnout: “We had amazing weather and raised close to £2,500 for Help for Heroes. We had a great crowd and it was especially good to see some of our service veterans making the journey to Arundel to join in the fun.” The winning crew was Team Usain Boat, while best fancy dress was won by the Padley Blinders.

All the teams who took part in the race
Two crews in action
The Help for Heroes team
The Arundel Rotary crew
Team Usain Boat won the race
The Padley Blinders won the award for best fancy dress
Teams battle it out on the river
Crowds packed the banks of the Arun