Will you help us make waves for disability?
Our fabulous summer Dragon Boat Regatta will pit teams of rowers against each other, to see who is crowned King of the River!
Why not push the boat out and join us? We’re looking for 10 teams of 13-15 people to battle it out on the river, so you can join as a group of friends or colleagues, or as individuals. There will be plenty of family fun on the riverbanks too.
The event will take place on Saturday 30 June 2018, on the River Avon at St Nicholas Park, Warwick, from 10am to 2pm.
But it’s not just a fun day out – it’s for a great cause as well. As part of Global Care’s 35th anniversary celebrations, we’re raising funds to launch a new initiative helping children with disabilities in Uganda get back to school.
A shocking 90% of children with disabilities in Uganda are believed to be out of school. Even those who do get to school usually drop out before completing primary education. Only around 15,000 children with disabilities attend secondary schools in Uganda, out of an estimated 2.5 million children with disabilities nationwide.
As part of Global Care’s commitment to supporting the most disadvantaged children, we’re developing a new residential provision for children with disabilities at a partner primary school in Rukungiri. The hilly terrain here makes it almost impossible for children with mobility difficulties to get to and from school. By providing term-time accommodation at a partner school, we can solve the transport issue AND make sure the school they attend is fully accessible and suitable for their needs.
We want to raise a minimum of £35,000 to get this project off the ground. We’re also looking for new partners willing to support us on a monthly basis. You can read more about the project here.
Why not pick up a paddle and make waves for disability? All rowers have to pay a non-refundable £30 deposit, which covers most of our costs, and commit to further fundraising. If you register as a team, you will be asked to raise a minimum of £1,500 per boat for our disability initiative, in addition to the relevant number of deposits. People registering as individuals will commit to raising at least £120 OR join us as a project partner at £15 per month for one year (in which case, as a partner, we will waive your deposit). There will be prizes for the individual and the boat which raise the most money, as well as the boat which wins the regatta! The minimum age to take part is 10 years old. There is no maximum age…
If you want to join us, fill in the form below, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack
Don’t let children with disabilities miss the boat – let’s make waves!