Vital Energi/Ener-Vate Dragon Boat Helps Raise £35k for Great Cause

Vital Energi and Ener-Vate joined 28 other local businesses to take part in Liverpool Waters 8th Dragon Boat Race on the River Mersey.  The joint team finished a heart-breaking 35-hundredths of a second behind first placed Everton in The Community, but the real winners were Claire House Children’s Hospice, after the event raised £35,000.

The event, which attracted 200 contestants, was sponsored by Anchor Group Services, with each team raising a minimum of £750 in sponsorship.   Teams were made up from  businesses across the Liverpool City Region, including tenants, partners and suppliers of Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters.

Team competed in crews of between seven and 13 people, with each team taking part in three timed races of 260m before the knockout stages began.

It was great to bring so many local businesses together to raise money for such a worthwhile cause and it’s an event we look forward to every year. We’d like to thank Peel L&P for arranging such a worthwhile and fun event and all the other participants who made the day such a special occasion.

Andrew Wightman , Pre Construction Director
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James Hadfield, Development Manager said “It’s no secret that Ener-Vate and Vital really look forward to the Dragon Boat Race. It's loads of fun, a true team building day full of highs and lows with lots of laughs along the way. The day is so well organised from start to finish and it is amazing to think about all the money that was raised for such a worthy cause. Looking forward to the next one!”

Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters has supported Claire House for a number of years, helping the charity to develop its new site in West Derby, close to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The charity has seen a 61% increase in the seriously and terminally ill children and young people it cares for in the past five years and is struggling to meet this demand.

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It was wonderful to welcome people back to Princes Dock last week for the Liverpool Waters Dragon Boat Race. It was a fantastic day with a great atmosphere as well as a wonderful opportunity to showcase Princes Dock in all its glory to the local community. “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all of the businesses who took part for helping to make the day a great success and, most importantly, for raising an incredible amount of money for a very important local charity.”

Liza Marco, Assets Manager at Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters