Brisbane’s All Set to Make a Splash at Paddle for Kids 2018 Fundraising for Sick Kids

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Brisbane River is set to be filled with enthusiastic dragon boat racers at this year’s Paddle for Kids Festival and Dragon Boat Race Day.

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The event, which will be held on Saturday 16 June 2016 at the South Bank Cultural Forecourt, promises to be a fun-filled day suited for the entire family.

Expect a whole day of live music and dance entertainment, children’s workshops, interactive displays, exhibits, games and so much more. Celebrity guests will also be at the event.

Check out the 2018 festival line-up.

Dragon Boat Races

Anyone can register as an individual or as a group for the Dragon Boat races and get a chance to raise valuable funds for sick kids.

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Spectators can cheer on their team during the series of 200-metre races. There will be with four teams competing at each race, with the winners entering the grand final race. Each dragon boat will have 16 to 20 paddlers of over 18 years of age.

Register as a team or individual

Fundraising for Sick Kids

Aside from the fun and riverside entertainment, the annual Paddle for Kids festival is being held for a significant purpose as all funds raised will go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation as well as Juiced TV.

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The Children’s Hospital Foundation provides funding for life-saving medical research and equipment. The foundation run by volunteers also offers support and care for sick children and their families.

Juiced TV is Australia’s first entertainment and distraction show created by kids in hospital for kids in hospital. First started in January 2015 at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, the TV show aims to uplift the well-being of kids and families in hospital.

Through this initiative, patients and their siblings get to star in their own TV show, host their own segments. They cover anything from animal encounters to music workshops and meeting their celebrity idols.

Last year’s event raised more than $52,000, with more than 300 participants at the event.

Find out how to fundraise or donate.