Progress to Excellence pushes boat out for Wirral Hospice St John's Back

Progress to Excellence pushes boat out for Wirral Hospice St John's n intrepid Progress to Excellence team truly pushed the boat out for charity with their amazing performance at the Chester Dragon Boat Festival.

Rowing for Wirral Hospice St John's, the Progress to Excellence chosen charity for the year, Team Slow Progress has so far raised  £1,130 – already beating their target figure of £1,000.

Progress to Excellence joined 22 other teams from across the region to take part in the 11th   Chester Dragon Boat Festival. Like Team Slow Progress, many were first-timers to the sport of dragon boating.

Their fastest time out of the three races during the day was 1.29.59, only 10.4 seconds behind the winning team.

Progress to Excellence managing director Sandra Kirkham said: “It was a fantastic day and my team never cease to amaze me with their generosity and determination.

“Saying thank you to all the special people who took part seems really inadequate when measured against the enormous challenge they took on.”

Donations to the Progress to Excellence challenge for Wirral Hospice St John's can still be made via https://www.justgiving.com/progressdragonboat/.