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Dragon Boating on the River Thames

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Dragon Boating Day

Dragon Boat Day is a long-established, annual charity fund raising event held on and alongside the River Thames in Abingdon-on-Thames. Organisers are The Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper's with support from members of Abingdon Lions Club and other locals. The Dragon Boat races start mid-morning and continue throughout the day,finishing late afternoon. The event has moved from a Springtime position on the calendar to now being a September fixture 2nd September 2018.

Dragon Boat racing attracts a wide range of teams - from local companies, day centres, schools and colleges, pre-school groups, emergency services, churches, health and fitness centres as well as groups of friends and family who are fundraising for a specific cause. Each team is to raise money for charity through sponsorship. But the event is also just a great way to spend the day even if you do not intend to get wet. Besides raising your eyebrows at the amusing range of outrageous dressing up and cross-dressing that the Dragon Boat teams indulge in, you can also watch the races, listen to good live music, wander round the art and craft stalls or enjoy the barbecue, bar, refreshment stalls. There is a climbing wall, bouncy castle, varying attractions for children such as a fun fair.

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