Three teams from local engineering firm Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group joined us and 40 other crews in September this year at the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival to battle across the 200m race course along the River Cam.
One of the teams came 4th and the three teams won the festival’s Charity Winners Award for raising an amazing £5,328.57 which will pay for a whole day of care at our hospice in Milton.
Six staff members from the Marshall teams will be going along to visit the hospice in Milton today (17 December 2014) to see the work their fundraising has helped to pay for.
Steve Fitz-Gerald, Chief Executive of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, commented: “Everyone had a great day on and sometimes in the water! I would like to congratulate the teams and thank everyone who sponsored the rowers – their friends, families and colleagues. Through their generosity we have raised enough to be able to support a hospice for a day, which was our aim”.
Steve, added: “The work of EACH is so very important in supporting families and caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions”.
Carl Badcock, Chief Engineer for Civil Upgrades and VIP Completions at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group and organiser of the Marshall teams commented: “It was a brilliant day, great fun and most importantly we have raised lots of money to be able to support EACH, which is what it is all about”.
A huge thank you from all at EACH!
You can find out more about Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group on their website: www./marshalladg.com