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Entries open for 2016 Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race

Birmingham's business community is being called upon to raise funds for city-based charity Cure Leukaemia

Launching the 2016 Dragonboat Race are (from left) Paul Anderson, from sponsor Deutsche Bank, Alex Perrins of Brindleyplace, Danielle Gordon of Deutsche Bank and Geoff Thomas, former footballer and Cure Leukaemia patron

Businesses across the city can now enter the annual Dragonboat Race at Brindleyplace.

The popular event, now in its 17th year, will see company teams of 11 battle it out along Birmingham's canal network to be crowned the 2016 champion.

To coincide with Father's Day, this year's race will also include a boat of dads comprising patrons, patients and ambassadors of Cure Leukaemia which is again the race's chosen charity.

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers player Geoff Thomas, who was treated for leukaemia by the charity's co-founder Professor Charles Craddock, is now one of its patrons and will be on the boat of dads.

Teams will comprise ten paddlers and a drummer and compete in traditional Chinese longboats in the canal next to the Barclaycard Arena.

Last year's event raised almost £65,000 for Cure Leukaemia and the 2016 race takes place on June 18. Visit for more details and to enter by the April 30 deadline.

Deutsche Bank's team at the 2014 Dragonboat Race
Deutsche Bank's team at the 2014 Dragonboat Race



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