Brindleyplace raised over £50,000 for charity partner Cure Leukaemia at the first Family Festival earlier this summer.

Alongside headline sponsor Deutsche Bank, 17 businesses battled it out along the Birmingham and Worcester canal in June at the 19thannual Dragonboat Race, part of the Brindleyplace Family Festival, raising a staggering £53,523 for Cure Leukaemia.

Since being named as a Brindleyplace charity partner in 2015, £238,897 has been donated to the Birmingham-based blood cancer charity, supporting the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Stacey Muir, Marketing Executive at Brindleyplace, said:

“We are very proud to organise one of Birmingham’s longest-running annual corporate fundraising events and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part, their friends and families, the sponsors and the general public for their generosity.

“It’s great to see how the Brindleyplace community comes together at our events and to have raised so much money for Cure Leukaemia is incredible.

Since it began 19 years ago the Dragonboat Race at Brindleyplace has raised over £600,000 for local charities – reaching a whopping total of £621,872 this year!”

Cure Leukaemia’s Chief Executive James McLaughlin said:

“We are incredibly grateful to everyone who took part in the Dragonboat Race this year. It is one of the more fun and unique events in the Birmingham calendar and we have been proud to be the chosen charity for the last four years.

“The funds raised will directly help patients battling this terrible disease, offering hope through ground-breaking clinical trials and ultimately helping save lives in Birmingham and the Midlands.”

Paul Anderson, head of Deutsche Bank’s Birmingham operation, said:

“Cure Leukaemia is a great charity and one that we’re proud to have supported at the Dragonboat Festival again this year as part of the Brindleyplace Family Festival.”

If you are interested in taking part in the Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race in 2019 please email to register your interest.