Dragon Boat 2023 03 BoatIPS are in the race for 2023 to raise money for Backup Tech

Something a little bit different: this is the first time IPS has entered a team, and a group of staff have got together to show the world what they can do – and to raise some money for industry charity Backup Tech along the way. You can sponsor the team and follow their progress on their fundraising page here: https://backup-challenge-fundraiser.raisely.com/ipsdragonboatrace

The Milton Keynes International Dragon Boat Festival takes place each year at Willen Lake, and 2023 is the 20th event which takes place on Saturday 22nd July. Dragon Boat 2023 01 LogoTeams compete over a 200m water-based racecourse, paddling their 10m long Dragon Boats in a series of heats to find the winner. Teams are formed by local businesses and organisations and raise money for a charity of their choice. You can find out more about the event, including details if you’d like to come along and watch the big battle live here: https://dragonboatevents.co.uk/milton-keynes-dragon-boat-festival/

IPS has supported Backup Tech as their nominated charity for several years now. Backup Tech is “The UK’s Registered Technical Entertainment Charity That Provides Financial & Wellbeing Support To Technical Industry Professionals” and works with all parts of the technical event industry supply chain, including freelancers, employed staff and their families. You can find out more about their work here: https://www.backuptech.uk/

Dragon Boat 2023 02 TeamThe IPS team have been training hard, despite struggling to find time in one of the busiest times of year for the company. If you are able to sponsor the team to help raise some money that would be greatly appreciated, please visit the fundraising page for more details: https://backup-challenge-fundraiser.raisely.com/ipsdragonboatrace.

*********RACE UPDATE *********

The event was this weekend, and the team were brilliant, finishing 9th out of 35 competing teams. Check out the full results here: https://results.dragonboatevents.co.uk/event/etkwCniI and remember, there is still time to sponsor the team using the links above - thank you for your support.


We are happy to have raised a total of £330.00 with our Dragon Boat efforts. Many thanks to everyone invovled - and keep an eye out for another attempt in 2024!!