Dragonboat Festival a 'fantastic event'

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.

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Charity Dragonboat Festival

The annual Brindleyplace Dragonboat Festiva takes place today in Birmingham. Teams will compete against each other in traditional Chinese longboats along the canal, from Pitcher and Piano to the NIA.