Staff from a Tamworth based accountancy company are takin part in a dragon boat race in aid of a worthy local charity Today.
Staff at Haines Watts Chartered Accountants in Tamworth are taking part in The Dragon Boat Festival 2014 at Brindley Place in Birmingham, Today, Saturday 28th June.
The race is to raise funds for the very worthy cause, the HelpHarryHelpOthers charity.
HelpHarryHelpOthers was founded by and currently run by Georgie Moseley to continue the amazing legacy created by her incredibly brave son, Harry.
Despite being diagnosed with a brain tumour, he dedicated himself to raising money to help find a cure for brain cancer and to help support those families stricken by any form of caner.
In just two years Harry raised £750,000 for other charities, but his ultimate dream was to always have a charity of his own.
Harry sadly died in October 2011, since his passing so many members of the public expressed their desire to continue with Harry’s legacy. Harry’s family decided that the story couldn’t end there and so HelpHarryHelpOthers was launched.
The money Haines Watts raise as part of the Dragon Boat Festival will go towards Help Cope, one of 3 ways in which the charity works, Help Cope provides much needed practical and financial support to families and individuals affected by cancer.
As well as raising money, the day promises to be a huge amount of fun as we form teams to race replica Chinese war canoes. Twenty teams will battle it out in a series of races along the canal from Pitcher and Piano, in Brindley Place, up to the winning post at the NIA for that ultimate first prize!
Crowds will gather on both sides of the canal to cheer the teams on and throughout the day there will be family arts and craft activities, a food and craft market, Chinese lion dancer, live music and much more!.
Haines Watts Tamworth have created a Just Giving Page –www.justgiving.com/HainesWattsTamworth – any kind donations would be very gratefully received and will make a huge difference to people’s lives.