Fenland firm and Accent Nene rock their way to triple Peterborough Dragon Boat Race success

A FENLAND firm joined forces with a housing association to rock their way to triple success at Peterborough’s Dragon Boat Race.

Staff from Wisbech-based Foster Property Maintenance and Accent Nene Housing Association’s Peterborough office came together to form a colourful ‘Rocking up the River’ team.

The hugely popular 200m novice rowing race saw 20 teams take to the River Nene in Peterborough with the joint Foster and Accent Nene team overtaking 19 crews to finish first in the Mixed Crew Race.

They were also crowned Best Dressed Crew for their outrageous punk rocker outfits which saw a sea of multi-coloured wigs, fake nose and lip rings and black t-shirts form its way up the river.

The joint team’s third success was for raising the most money for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) - a staggering �5,500, It proved to be the most money raised by a team for the charity during the history of the event.


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Tim Drake, contracts manager for Fosters, said: “We are always grateful for opportunities to work with our clients, especially when there is so much atmosphere and fun around the event.

“The Dragon Boat Festival has become recognised at Foster Property Maintenance as a regular fun-filled way to be able to raise funds for a worthy cause and the interest just keeps growing, so we’re looking forward to next year already.”

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