For the second year Forward Leeds had a team in the Dragon Boat Races at the Leeds Waterfront Festival

Forward Leeds also had a stand and spoke to a range of visitors throughout the day answering questions about alcohol and drugs.

Kathryn Blackburn, who organised the day for Forward Leeds said: “For Forward Leeds being at these high profile city events is an important part of our awareness-raising work. We’re there to offer advice and information.”

“The Waterfront Festival also gives us an opportunity to bring together a team whose paths wouldn’t ordinarily meet on a day-to-day basis to take part in the Dragon Boat Races.


Pete Griffiths staffing the stand

Peter Griffiths staffing the stand

Forward Leeds came sixth from the 17 teams taking part in the Dragon Boat race competition.

Kathryn continued: “The Waterfront Festival is a favourite event of mine, the atmosphere is fabulous and the sun once more shone in our favour. Overall it was a hugely successful day.

“I think I can vouch for all the staff involved by saying that we had a lot of fun and I would personally like to extend my thanks to the staff who gave up their free time to take part.”

Dr Paul Bamber and Dr Mark Hallam

Dr Paul Bamber and Dr Mark Hallam

Team on the boat

Team on the boat

discussing tactics

 Discussing tactics

Getting in “the zone”

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