Now in its 7th year, The Dragon Boat Race, organised by Liverpool Waters, brings together the city’s businesses to compete against each other at Princes Dock. Testing their strength, stamina, and most of all team work, all in the name of raising money for a brilliant local cause, Claire House Children’s Hospice. The charity helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life.
With over 25 businesses signed up, the competition was fierce and the Agents were not going to go down without a fight. Branded team t-shirts were ordered, a team captain was selected through a thorough and strategic voting process, and motivational speeches were made. Losing was not an option…
…However, as it turns out, no amount of enthusiasm can turn you into a professional rower. After three rounds, despite our best efforts and many team talks (with some showing their competitive streaks), we were pipped to the post.
We had a brilliant day bonding with our colleagues and getting to know people from across the city, all whilst learning a new sport! We’d thoroughly encourage our fellow businesses to get involved next year to put their teams to the test. We’re so proud to have been able to play a part in supporting such a fantastic and well-deserving organisation – it certainly makes the hard work and wet weather worth it.
We may not have won this year, but training starts now, and we’ll be back with a vengeance in 2019!