The Dragon Boat Festival, supported by Business MK and MKFM, attracts more than 50 companies annually and this year the teams will be invited to raise funds for the national charity, based in Milton Keynes, that supports more than 1,200 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability or autism.
The Dragon Boat Festival will provide MacIntyre with an opportunity to raise its profile in the corporate sector and the wider community, highlighting their main vision for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.
The sponsorship raised by the participating teams is expected to make a significant contribution to the funds MacIntyre needs for its vital work.
The charity’s head of fundraising Claire Kennedy is delighted that MacIntyre is the official Dragon Boat Festival charity for 2018. “Having been involved in previous years, we know what a fantastic event this is for everyone who takes part and their families and friends,” she says.
“Every penny raised will be used to benefit the people we support in the Milton Keynes area."
With entries now open, companies and organisations from across the region are getting their teams together to take part.
They represent a mix of new and returning crews but all with the same aim in mind – to enjoy a fabulous day out with colleagues and friends and make a difference in their community.
Enhanced Gold and Silver entry packages are available which include marketing benefits as well as a significant donation to MacIntyre.
For further information and an entry form visit www.dragonboatfestivals.co.uk/miltonkeynes or call organisers Gable Events on 01780 470 718. For information about MacIntyre, visit www.macintyrecharity.org or call 01908 230100
- This year’s Dragon Boat Festival has moved forward 24 hours from its traditional Sunday date to avoid a clash with the England v Panama World Cup football match that day.