3rd May 2023


The Severn Hospice Dragon Boat Festival returns this year on 22nd – 23rd July 2023.  The annual Dragon Boat Festival takes place in the heart of Shrewsbury, at Pengwern Boat Club on the River Severn.  MIDDAS have joined forces with local partners Wrekin Sheetmetal and sister company The Powder Coaters, to create a team for this year’s race. 

About the Race

The Dragon Boat Race is just what it sounds like.  Teams of up to 20 race each other along the River Severn in 40ft dragon boats.  Each team has a drummer for the boat, who leads their team into ‘battle’ to the finish line.  Fancy dress is encouraged too!

The event takes place over two days, with spectators lining the river banks or watching from the Quarry.  Last year, more than 30 teams raced their boats through the waters of the River Severn during the event.


Sponsorship Opportunities

As part of our participation, we are raising funds for Severn Hospice as the hosts of this event.  Our minimum goal for sponsorship is £1,000. If you’d like to donate on our behalf, please contact Katie Offland on 01743 294 141 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.  

You can also donate via the team JustGiving page.


About Severn Hospice

Severn Hospice gives specialist care and support free of charge to families across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Mid Wales who are living with an incurable illness.

The charity supports families through the good days and bad, because of a belief that when a cure is no longer possible, care is.  Since 1989, Severn Hospice has given free care and support to more than 34,000 people and their loved ones during their time of greatest need.  They now help more than 2,000 local people every year.

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