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Annual Dragon Boat Challenge

Competitors in last year's Drafon Boat Challenge Credit: Martin House Children's Hospice

More than 400 people will be taking to the water today in Leeds for the spectacular Martin House Children's Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge.

Crews will race the thirty foot brightly painted Chinese boats over a 200m course on Waterloo Lake at Roundhay Park adjacent to the Café.

The 41 crews representing local businesses and organisations from all over Yorkshire will be raising money for Martin House Children's Hospice, based in Clifford, near Wetherby.