Stone King’s Cambridge and Bath offices paddled to the beat of a drum at two Dragon Boat Race fundraising events in September.
Dressed as Kings, the Stone King Dragons in Cambridge mustered nine crew members and teamed up with four rowers from Allia to complete the squad for the 15th annual race on the River Cam.
The same weekend, 12 paddlers from the national law firm’s Bath office took to the River Avon. Whilst both teams did not make it past the heat stages, what the teams lacked in speed they made up for in enthusiasm.
Stone King’s Managing Partner Steven Greenwood, who joined this year’s Bath crew, said: “It took us a while to find our rhythm and we ended up a little wetter than expected, but it was a great day out! We had Stone King supporters on the riverbank cheering us on and there was a great atmosphere both in and outside the boat. But crucially, both these events raised funds to support the invaluable work of two charities.”
At both events, teams of 10 rowers at a time piled into 30 foot Dragon Boats and raced each other in heats down a 200m stretch, to the beat of their drummer. The events attracted hundreds of spectators with plenty of bankside activities to entertain them between races.
The Cambridge Dragon Boat Race raises money for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. In Bath, funds raised go to Designability, which designs products and technology to help people living with disabilities and long-term health conditions, including the Wizzybug Loan Scheme, a project providing powered wheelchairs to disabled children under five in the UK.