Martin House in Dragon Boat race

MARTIN House Children’s Hospice will be joining in the Chinese New Year celebrations with the launch of their annual dragon boat challenge next week.

This spectacular team event takes place at Roundhay Park on Sunday May 20, with the fast and furious racing starting at 10am.

More than 40 crews from Yorkshire-based organisations are expected to battle it out in 30ft brightly painted Chinese dragon boats over the 200m course, watched by several hundred spectators.

Money raised will go to the hospice, who are this year celebrating their 25th anniversary. For more information contact Caroline Hudson on 01937 844569..