David Goodchild, CEO of World in Need, had the pleasure of speaking to the team at Century Facades, (experts in facade engineering and building), in June this year.
Century was kind enough to support World in Need in 2021 through its dragon boat racing, raising £2,500 to give to WIN's vital work. This summer, after David visited the company's head office and shared a presentation with the Century team about the work that our Global Family does for children and families around the world, and the Christian values that are at the centre of the work, Century has chosen again to raise funds for World in Need.
This year's dragon boat race at Bewl Water in Kent will be held on the 2nd September, where Century will be competing along with up to 60 dragon boat teams to raise money for their selected charities. A standard dragon boat team consists of 16 paddlers and one drummer, in a canoe-shaped long boat with a dragon head at the front and a tail at the stern. Each team competes in three races over a 250 metre course on the reservoir; the teams with the fastest times will compete in a final race.
These races are always extremely hard work, highly exciting and provide a generally fun day. World in Need is very grateful to be selected by Century to be their chosen charity for this event and we appreciate the huge effort that goes into putting together a team and participating in the Bewl Water Dragon Boat Festival.