Kingston hospital staff and consultants take part in charity Dragon Boat race day
PUBLISHED: 15:23 23 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:23 23 July 2015
On Sunday 19 July, The New Victoria Hospital took part in the Kingston Rotary Club Dragon Boat Challenge to raise funds for The Victoria Foundation.
It was a fabulous day with 63 boats competing. The hospital entered 3 teams comprised of staff, consultants and their families who all donned scrubs tops and surgeons caps. None had ever taken part in a Dragon Boat race before, so there was a steep learning curve! All teams performed fantastically with tremendous enthusiasm and were just one place short of making it to the finals.
Graham Ball, Chief Executive of The New Victoria Hospital said: “It was a superb event and we were delighted to have taken part. I would like to thank all of our staff, consultants and their families, who took part or came along and supported us. In particular I would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and we look forward to presenting a cheque to The Victoria Foundation.”
The Victoria Foundation provides much needed medical equipment and support for disabled children, the elderly and funding for students studying in the field of medicine. For more information on the charity, please visit The Victoria Foundation.