Lancaster hospital staff make waves for Rosemere

Staff from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary's Breast Care Unit with their cheque for Rosemere.
Staff from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary's Breast Care Unit with their cheque for Rosemere.

Lancaster hospital staff have helped raise thousands for charity by taking part in Windermere’s dragon boat regatta.

Two teams from Lancaster, one from the Lune Valley and one from Hornby all helped raise £3,000 for Rosemere Charity, which aims to raise funds for additional equipment and facilities for cancer patients.

Regatta champions, team Gore Blimey! from Hornby-based investment management company Gore Browne.

Regatta champions, team Gore Blimey! from Hornby-based investment management company Gore Browne.

Breast Express, the team of staff from Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s Breast Care Unit, raised £765 from the Low Wood Bay Charity Dragon Boat Regatta.

A total of 16 teams competed in the regatta.

Breast Express was joined by Emoji Dragon, a team of clinicians also from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Gore Blimey!, from Hornby-based investment management company and Gore Browne and the Barnstormers, a mothers and daughters crew from the Lune Valley.

Team Gore Blimey! was crowned regatta champion for winning the grand final race.

Under starter's orders as Breast Express, unit staff in their pink dragon boat, prepare to race alongside the mums and daughters Barnstormers crew in the yellow boat.

Under starter's orders as Breast Express, unit staff in their pink dragon boat, prepare to race alongside the mums and daughters Barnstormers crew in the yellow boat.

Breast Express won the prize for the best team spirit.

The Low Wood Bay Charity Dragon Boat Regatta is organised by Paddlers for Life Windermere, a charity which supports cancer patients, with the backing of English Lakes Hotels.