MKFM Column: Make a splash at the Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival

MKFM is supporting the popular June 23 festival in aid of MacIntyre.

MKFM is proud to be supporting The Milton Keynes Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday June 23, 2018, organised by Gable Events in aid of MacIntyre.

The annual festival is a highlight of the summer in Milton Keynes and has been running for 16 years at Willen Lake.

Dragon boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today – as well as the most fun! Up to 16 people paddle each 40ft boat with a drummer at the front beating time and a helm at the tail steering a straight course.

No previous experience is required, just plenty of team spirit! MKFM took part in last year’s race for the first time.

It was a memorable day out for the team with lots of fun had by all, and it provided the perfect opportunity for new team members to bond. T

he team had to learn quite quickly that it was the taking part that counts, coming second to last on the day!

The MKFM Dragons are hoping to hone their boating skills in time to take part in this year’s race and finish higher up the leadership table.

Above winning though, is the support the Dragon Boat Festival provides to local charities. This year the event is in aid of MacIntyre, who provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism, at more than 150 services across England and Wales.

Their diverse range of services includes registered care homes, supported living, outreach, accredited training schemes and lifelong learning services, as well as a residential special school and further education provision.

More details about their services can be found at If you would like to join in the fun and take part, find full details at We look forward to seeing you there!

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This column was published in the March 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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