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The Weldmar Warriors prepare for Sherborne’s Dragon Boat Race!

8th May 2022

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News Team Weldmar

Staff members from across Weldmar Hospicecare will be taking on the Dragon Boat Race challenge on Sunday 29th May, at Sherborne Country Fair.

Nursing staff from our Inpatient Unit, community team, and Weldmar at Home will be joining colleagues from Day Services, fundraising, retail, marketing, and Family Support Services in the competition, which attracts teams from organisations around the area.

The ‘Weldmar Warriors’ last took part in the event in 2019 – it has been unable to run since due to the coronavirus pandemic – and raised more than £6,000 in sponsorship!

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If you attend Sherborne Country Fair, walk down to the lakeside to the start of the course, where you can watch all the excitement. Each crew is composed of a drummer and 16 paddlers, who race in Chinese-style Dragon Boats over the 250 metre course. The races will run from 10.30am until about 3.30pm.

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The Weldmar Warriors are: Diane, Nicky, Charissa, Caroline, April, Lu, Melanie, Chloe, Bev, James, Teresa, Chanine, Bonnie, Stephanie, Gavin, Matt, Caroline, Ange, Aimee and Chris – some of them are pictured above.

Last year, Weldmar Hospicecare cared for 138 people in the Sherborne area – both patients and their loved ones, and 611 people across North Dorset.

 

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