Double delight at Dragon Boat Race for Solihull car dealership - The Solihull Observer

Double delight at Dragon Boat Race for Solihull car dealership

Solihull Editorial 14th Jul, 2023   0

THERE WAS double delight for a Solihull care dealership – not only did they win a Dragon Boat Race but they also raise thousands for charity.

LSH Auto Solihull lined up alongside 49 teams from businesses across the West Midlands compete in the two-day event, held canalside at the Mailbox in Birmingham in aid of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity.

The 17-strong team from Mercedes-Benz of Solihull, which is part of LSH Auto, completed raised £2,600.

Each boat held a crew of 17 people paddling in traditional dragon boats to compete in races over 200m, with one crew member beating a drum to keep the paddlers in unison.

LSH Auto emerged as the race-day winners, claiming the title with a time of one minute and seven seconds.

Rachel McDermott, HR manager for LSH Auto, said: “The day was filled with laughter, teamwork, and pure excitement as we paddled our way to success.

“To emerge as the overall winners was a fantastic achievement, and along the way we strengthened our team relationships and made bonds that will last a lifetime.”

Helen Miles, head of corporate partnerships at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so thankful to the whole team at LSH Auto – and all the teams who took part – for going above and beyond for our patients.

“This was our third dragon boat race, and every year we are blown away by the efforts and enthusiasm shown by all the teams.

“Congratulations to LSH Auto for their win. The money they’ve raised will make a world of difference to the experience we can offer our patients.”

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