Dragons raise thousands for Eye Feel Good

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Brian Graham launches the Dragon Boat Race.

Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Brian Graham launches the Dragon Boat Race.

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Two dragon boats raced along the Six Mile Water River in Antrim recently to help raise funds for local charity Eye Feel Good in an exciting adventure which was organised by Antrim Borough Council.

Karen Steele, Antrim Borough Council’s Development Manager (Visitor Servicing), said: “The Antrim Dragon Boat Challenge was a huge success and Antrim Borough Council is delighted that so many residents and visitors attended the event in aid of Eye Feel Good.

“It’s very encouraging to see so many local organisations competing in aid of a good cause.

“The Clementsmount Mobile Farm, World of Owls, puppet show, crazy golf and Cool FM radio roadshow all contributed to a memorable event.

“One of the highlights of the day was the Chinese dragon and lion dance accompanied by live Chinese drumming.”

The race came down to two teams that could not be separated and resulted in an exciting finale between DFC Mixed Martial Club and Eye Feel Good volunteers.

In an exciting final the Heat Martial Art Club won the coveted title of Dragon Boat Champions and a free outdoor activity day, organised by Eye Feel Good Outdoors.

Also competing were teams from Asidua, Ballycraigy Primary School, Riverside School, South Antrim Community Network, St Joseph’s Primary School and Tesco.

Richard Fee, of Eye Feel Good, said: “The Dragons really enjoyed the facilities in Antrim.

“It was a fantastic fundraising event and we are grateful for all the support from Antrim Borough Council and in particular from Councillor Brian Graham, Mayor of 

“Around £2,500 has been raised which is great news for the future development of the Eye Feel Good charity.”

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