Think Ahead Stroke is seeking businesses from the region to take part in its annual Dragon Boat Race Day taking place on Friday 6 September.

Whether it’s for team building, or just a fun day out, the race offers teams the opportunity to battle it out on Pennington Flash, with all proceeds going towards supporting Stroke Survivors, carers and their families across Wigan and Leigh.

A number of local organisations are already signed up, including Leigh Business Group, a service provider and trade only group who work together to bring new business opportunities for one another, and flooring company Milliken.

Each Dragon Boat needs a team of eight people, no prior experience is required. Teams compete against each other in a series of races, the two fastest teams go through to the Grand Final to battle it out for the much coveted Think Ahead Dragon Boat Race trophy.

Jeffrey Case, member of Leigh Business Group and Managing Director of Case & Young, said: “We’re all really excited to be taking part in this year’s Think Ahead Dragon Boat race day in September. This is the third year that we’ve taken part – in fact we won last year’s event and so we’re coming back this year to defend our title – we hope we can!

“It’s a really fun day and I particularly enjoy meeting and competing against local teams, whilst raising money for such an important cause, and the volunteers and spectators who come along to support really spur you on.”

Jeffrey added: “I recommend that people sign up, you’ll have a fantastic day and leave with a real sense of accomplishment.”

Think Ahead Strokes’ Executive Manager Carol Sankey said: “We absolutely love Dragon Boat day, it’s brilliant fun and everyone who takes part, win or lose, leaves with a big smile on their face. We want more local businesses to get involved, you don’t need to have done it before, just come with enthusiasm and be ready for a good laugh – you’ll love it!”

Carol added: “Not only is Dragon Boat racing a brilliant team building activity, but it also raises much needed funds to help us support local stroke survivors, their carers and families.”   

To find out more information or to sign up a team for the event please visit or call 01942 824 888.