Our partner, Your Housing Group, participated in the dragon boat race on Sunday 12th May at Salford Quays to support two charities: Wai Yin Society and Manchester Mind.
With a great deal of effort (sweat, but thankfully no blood and tears) from Your Housing and Wai Yin staff and volunteers, we managed to win two out of our three races during the day. This was achieved with little experience in boat rowing, and we demonstrated a great team spirit, and a “can do” attitude resulting in improved performance from heat to heat. All the paddlers listened to the drummer and followed the rhythm diligently. Although we all got wet, the competition was very enjoyable, full of fun and laughter.
We hope we will be able to make it to the final next year. A special thanks to Your Housing Group, and our many on-line sponsors who donated generously, for your ongoing support to Wai Yin and the work we are doing. Thank you!