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Katie Fittall from Brindleyplace has spoken of the importance of the Dragonboat Festival for local charities.
Last year the event raised £40,000 for Birmingham Children's Hospital. This year proceeds will go towards Help Harry Help Others.
The 14th annual charity Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festival is underway in Birmingham.
Teams are competing against each other in traditional Chinese longboats along the canal, from Pitcher and Piano to the NIA.
The Dragonboat Festival will raise money for HelpHarryHelpOthers (HHHO).