Dragon boat racing for All Saints Church

Home Instead owner Clare Jefferies of Wimbledon & Kingston had a fantastic day dragon boat racing with her care manager Julie Lee, in a bid to raise money for the renovation of local church All Saints.

The duo from Home Instead joined the local Rotary Club’s dragon boat race at the Boaters Inn in an attempt to raise over £500 for the restoration of historic church All Saints in Kingston.

Clare commented: “Our team was rather appropriately called ‘Sink or Win’. We did our best not to sink but did even better at not winning. Out of 54 competitors, we achieved a position of 51 so we were just pleased not to come in last place. The weather on the day reflected our performance; some bright spells but largely showery. However, this didn’t diminish our spirit or enthusiasm and a great day was had by all.”
Clare continued: “After discussing our tactics in detail, it became apparent that liquid refreshments were not enhancing our rowing skills and neither did the delicious cakes on offer which undoubtedly weighed our boat down. We will definitely remember these top tips for next year’s race.”
A great day out was had by all and Clare and Julie are already in discussions about taking part in the race again next year. In the meantime, the pair plans to continue raising money for the church so that they can reach their donation target of £500. The proposed project will build on the heritage of the site while at the same time developing the church’s role as a cultural centre and providing important community services to nurture Kingston's future.
For more information about the services provide by Home Instead, Wimbledon & Kingston call 0208 942 4137 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/wimbledonandkingston

Photo Caption: More sink than win for Home Instead owner Clare Jefferies and care manager Julie Lees