One of the highlights of the Devon Air Ambulance calendar is doubtless the Dragon Boat Festival, which in 2018 enters its fifth year. The event has been a roaring success having raised nearly £40,000 for the charity since 2014, with great support from local businesses, clubs and teams of individuals.

How to fund your boat

There are two ways to fund your Dragon boat:


Your business or club pays £360 for the cost of the boat hire, this will reserve your boat and is non-refundable. Each member of the team, including the drummer, then raises a minimum of £45 sponsorship. Set up your fundraising page now.

Race for free

Devon Air Ambulance will cover the cost of the boat hire in return for each member of the team, including the drummer, raising a minimum of £70 sponsorship of which £30 must be received by the charity no later than 2 months prior to the event. Set up your fundraising page now.

Good for business

Our Dragon Boat Festival is one for the corporate calendar as it’s an excellent team-building event – something that your team will want to get on board with. Each team consists of 16 rowers and 1 drummer. To find out more or book your boat please contact us.

Sponsor our Dragon Boat Festival

Sponsorship is of mutual benefit to both businesses and Devon Air Ambulance. Corporate sponsorship keeps our costs down and enables us to raise further funds whilst being a positive and high visibility platform for promoting your business or brand. With your support we can continue to develop and provide our services for the future.

Read more about sponsorship opportunities

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