The countdown has begun for the 2017 Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race, one of Birmingham’s biggest fundraising events of the year.
As teams are announced, Brindleyplace is getting ready to paint the town red in aid of Cure Leukaemia’s £100,000 fundraising target.
Taking place on Saturday 24 June, visitors and race supporters are invited to wear red to join those competing in the Race and help turn Brindleyplace as red as possible in honour of Cure Leukaemia’s colours to help raise awareness and funds for the charity’s £1million Centre Appeal.
Visitors can watch the Race live from the canalside or via the giant screen in Central Square, where there are market stalls and entertainment throughout the day, as well as a children’s fancy dress competition.
Nathan Sanghera, Marketing and Events Executive at Brindleyplace, said:
The response from local businesses has been fantastic this year and with a record-breaking target for Cure Leukaemia, we’re thrilled to have so many fantastic Birmingham-based companies on board
Activities on the day will include family-friendly face painting, puppet shows, traditional Chinese dancing, street performers and a “build your own Dragonboat” workshop being run by the Ikon Gallery.
All proceeds are going directly to Cure Leukaemia, so come along and help raise money for this great cause!