Dragon spotting on the waves of Goldsworth Park Lake

GAME of Thrones fans should seek their dragons out on the waters of Goldsworth Park Lake, not their TVs, this summer.

The hit series is notorious for denying viewers glimpses of the show’s ‘integral’ beasts – but the good folk at Woking & Sam Beare Hospices are much more accommodating when it comes to giving locals their fantasy fix.

The charities’ Dragon Boat Fun Day is back and will take place on 3 July.

As always, teams will be paddling against each other and the clock to raise vital funds for the hospices.

New for this year, there’s even more going on with fun and entertainment for all the family.

Having recently launched a new three-year partnership with the hospices, and as the headline sponsor for the upcoming race, Trident Honda has entered a staff team of 14.

Richard Roberts, Managing Director at the company, said: “Trident is delighted to continue to support the hospices. When we asked the team if they would like to take part, they jumped at the chance!

“There is a threat that I might have to be in the boat and, knowing the team, we will be doing everything we can to be closer to the front than the back.”

Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The minimum age to take part is 12 and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teams can be made up of 12 to 20 people and each will have their own area on the bank of the lake, with all equipment and training provided on the day.

The Dragon Boat Fun Day will be held in memory of hospice fundraiser Kris Cook, who tragically suffered a cardiac arrest after cycling 46 miles while taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 in 2014. Kris grew up close to the lake where he pursued his love of watersports, so the Dragon Boat event is the perfect way to remember him.

For further details and to register, contact the Events Team on 01483 881752 or visit wsbhospices.co.uk/dragonboat.

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