A 17-strong team from award winning orthopaedic charity Horder Healthcare has raised more than £2,500 so far after taking part in this year’s Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water.
Staff from The Horder Centre in Crowborough, which is run by the charity, finished a respectable 36th out of 60 teams entered and managed to knock 16 seconds off their times as they completed their three races during the event.
The team, called “Joint Effort”, which comprised physiotherapists, clinical staff, medical secretaries and fundraisers, dressed in surgical scrubs for the race from which they’ve raised £2,500 so far but expect to increase this figure to more than £3,000 by the time they finish collecting sponsorship.
The money will go towards upgrading the current patient call bell system to further enhance patient safety.
Neal Fuller, Fundraising and PR Assistant for Horder Healthcare, said: “We all had a great day and were really pleased with how we did as it was first time taking part in the event. The best thing is that we’ve raised more than £2,500 which we’re confident of pushing up past the £3,000 mark. I’d like to thank everyone who showed their support in sponsoring us for this event.”
Anyone who would still like to donate to “Joint Effort” can visit the team’s justgiving page here or sending a cheque made payable to Horder Healthcare to ‘Dragon Boat Race Appeal’ Fundraising Department, Horder Healthcare, St John’s Road, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1XP