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Looking for a great team-building event, a new fitness challenge or a fun day out with the family in delightful rural Staffordshire? Look no further than the “The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Boat Race Day” in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal - 29 July 2018, 11.00-4.00, Chillington Hall - home of the Giffard family since 1178.  

With thanks to Phoenix Master and Firebird Consort John and Crescent Giffard, we are thrilled to offer companies, groups, friends and families this amazing chance to take on City Livery Company, corporate and charity teams on the mile-wide waters of Chillington’s lake in an extravaganza of racing water dragons, all in the hope of winning the Lord Mayor’s Cup.  

On dry land we also offer the delights of our festival village, with dancing Lions and Dragons, Chinese dancers and drummers, arts, crafts and music; world food trucks, a wonderful wine emporium, local beer tent, tours of Chillington Hall, a display of classic cars, a KidsZone and much more.  

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Spectator-only day passes give entry to the festival village, classic cars, Hall tour, and bankside view of the racing. Discounts are available for couples and families. Passes must be purchased in advance.  

Lord Mayor's Enclosure: Limited availability VIP passes are only available by contacting the organiser  

Teams: Team registration for 13- 17 people aged 16+ (12-16 rowers and a drummer) £1,000.

Each registered rower is encouraged to raise £250 in sponsorship for the Appeal. Teams will be provided with: dragon boat, qualified helm, racing equipment and pre-race training; exclusive event T-Shirt; gourmet lunch box; access to competitor’s enclosure and festival village; souvenir event programme. A team prize will be awarded for the crew raising the most funds for the Appeal.  

Entries accepted on a first come, first served basis with full payment. No refunds will be given once entry has been accepted. For any queries about the event or to purchase a Lord Mayor's Enclosure please contact the organiser, Lady Lenzie, on  

Thank you to the following for their outstanding support for the event:




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