With just a couple of days to go until the Norwich Dragon Boat Race on Sunday, there have been a number of last-minute team changes! Tensions are high as new paddlers are sought, tactics are discussed and outfits finalised.
There will be 3 races for the first part of the day with the first race starting at 10.30am, the winners from the races will then go on to compete further races. With the final race, if the team are successful, being held at approximately 3.00pm.
So... let's meet the team!
- Daniel Fridd - Bertline
- Sarah Bunting - HR
- Dale Pascoe - Finance
- Bernadette Nyulasz - Finance
- Robin Denton - Digital
- Thirza Bettis – Finance
- Paul Whittingham – Sales
- Jason Cherrington – Sales
- Dave Hayward – Sales
- Mike De’Ath – Library Operations
- George Jacobi – Library Operations
- Donna Tallent – Library Operations
- Chris Bone – Customer Services
- Emma Harris – Customer Services
- Shuzhen (Sue) Wang – Library Operations
- Chris Keevan - Warehouse Operations
- Lee Ladbrooke - Warehouse Operations
- Frances Plant - HR
And most important of all, Ben Fridd (aged 13) is the Drummer.
The racing takes place at the Whittlingham Country Park in Norwich, and Frances Plant has been drumming up support from her colleagues in Norwich to come and watch the Bertrams Bravehearts as they paddle across the Broads, hopefully to success.
The team also needs to raise a minimum of £500 between them in sponsorship in aid of East Anglian Air Ambulance. If you would like to support the team and wish them luck in their challenge, then Frances has a Just Giving Page set up for your sponsorship.
With the hot weather set to continue over the weekend, messing about in a dragon boat for a good cause sounds like a very good idea!