16th Jan, 2019

Charity boat race raises £13,000 for disabled children in Uganda

IT WAS all hands on deck for a charity boat race in Warwick.

The Dragon Boat Regatta in St Nicholas Park raised over £13,000 for Global Care which supports children with disabilities in Uganda.

Six teams battled it out and a group from Mayway Construction came in first followed by pirate clad team Noah’s Arrrrghk from Coventry’s Salvation Army Corps.

The money will go towards Global Care’s 35th anniversary appeal which focuses on education access with a minimum target of £35,000.

CEO John White said: “The statistics are shocking – in Uganda over 90 per cent of children with disabilities will never go to school, and of those who do manage to start school, only six per cent will complete primary education.

“As part of our mission to do more for more children who are more vulnerable, we want our anniversary year to be the year we did more to tackle this injustice.”

Mr White thanked organiser Warwick Boats and supporters who travelled to watch the race.

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