Team Perpinators at the Dragonboat Races

Posted May 20, 2012 by

After our highly impressive results when trying our hand at wheelchair basketball earlier this year, we  were keen to build on our legacy of extreme sports.

So off to the dragonboat races went The Perpinators – a team of men, women and children raising money for Aurora New Dawn

Let’s be clear from the start that dragonboat racing takes a lot of co-ordination, stamina and enthusiam.

Suffice to say that The Perpinators overflowed with stamina and enthusiasm…

…but the coordination was another matter.

You wouldn’t think that coordinating a team of about 16 rowers would be that hard, would you?

We didn’t.

Turns out we were all wrong – it really is that hard.

We didn’t make it through to the finals, but we certainly didn’t come last – unlike our attempt at wheelchair basketball.

We’re taking this as an enormous step forward.

Next stop, the Great South Run, where some of the Aurora team will be raising money for us.

Don’t forget, if you’re interested in taking part in any of Aurora’s events, drop us in line on 023 9247 9254 or email us at

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Sarah Cheverton is Aurora New Dawn's Writer in Residence and a freelance writer and researcher. As well as writing the copy for the Aurora website, Sarah works with the Aurora team on consultation responses, communications and service evaluations. She also works as a Co-Editor for feminist news site Women's Views on News.

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