Team CAM Pain races the dragons

It was all aboard as Team CAM Pain entered the 19th annual Dragon Boat Regatta, which took place at Gloucester Docks on Sunday 8 May. 

The team and its decorative 40-foot dragon boat raced to raise money for the event’s chosen charities: Cancer Research UK; Sue Ryder (local); “Charlie’s” – a new cancer drop-in centre in Gloucester; the Air Ambulance, and a village in Nepal, which was destroyed by an earthquake, where the money will be used to purchase 200 new ovens being placed in newly- built houses.

The 300-metre course required a mixture of balance and physical strength. Unfortunately, the team missed out on a place in the semi-finals by 0.5 seconds. However, general manager Ryan Naughton was pleased with Team CAM Pain’s performance, saying, “The group’s teamwork was on display during each race everyone rowed and pushed each other to do their best. While we were unlucky not to make it through, overall it was a great way to raise money and we look forward to coming back next year and challenging for the title.”