Dragon boat thanks

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to thank all the teams, stallholders, entertainers, volunteers and especially the members of the public who turned out to support and enjoy the dragon boat racing on July 31, at Brooklands Park, in aid of WADARS.

It was fantastic to see so many families having picnics in the park whilst watching the racing.

Everyone had a great day and the weather was particularly kind to us.

I am already being asked if we are doing it again in 2012 and this is something I would like to do.

Teams are already lining up for a repeat in 2012 and, subject to the council’s agreement, we will run the event at the same time next year.

As for 2011, we are now busy collecting all the sponsorship monies from the teams that took part and we hope to have a final total by the end of this month.

It is, however, looking as if we may have raised in excess of £15,000 for WADARS, which is a tremendous result for the charity.

These funds will go directly into the charity’s rescue and rehoming service.

Thank you once again to all the people of Worthing and Lancing who supported this event and made it such a success. Tony Thorn

fund-raising manager