Dragon Boat Festival at Bewl Water
On the 9th of September 2017 I attended the 20th annual Dragon Boat Festival held at Bewl Water in Kent. I had been to a Dragon Boat event many years ago in Eastbourne, but this was the first one I had attended at Bewl Water, which is a very beautiful location for events like this. Teams are made up of 16 rowers and a drummer, if I was taking part then I'd much rather be the drummer as my drumming skills are much better than my rowing ones! The teams take part in the Dragon Boat races to raise money for charities and also increase awareness of many important causes, especially local ones. As well as the boats there were many stalls, ranging from cakes etc. being sold to add extra fund raising to information ones to help people learn more about the causes involved in the event. I didn't stay at the event at Bewl Water for long, but hopefully I will go for longer to the next one.