Last weekend, The Assembly Hall Theatre headed to Bewl Water to take part in The Funraisers Dragon Boat Festival.
The team of 16 rowers and a drummer known as ‘Just Busk It’ rowed at Bewl Water to raise much needed funds for the theatre’s chosen pantomime charity Hospice in the Weald. The Hospice is not part of the NHS and needs to raise £5million each and every year. Taking part in the Dragon Boat Festival raised £2,000 for the Hospice and was a great team-building day.
Brian McAteer, Theatre Director for the Assembly Hall Theatre, said “ The boat race was a great way to raise money for Hospice in the Weald. It provided the opportunity to raise awareness of the wonderful, inspirational work being carried out by the hospice movement.”
Rachel Holweger Fundraising Director for Hospice in the Weald said “ We are so grateful to this wonderful group of people raising vital funds. Many of our patients are from a wide age range and the reality is that many of us at some point will know someone who has been or will be cared for by Hospice in the Weald. This is a great way to help raise more awareness of this charity funded for the community by the community. Thank you to everyone involved”.