Leeds Waterfront Festival 2012 to make ever bigger waves

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Leeds Waterfront is set to have another splash of colour next summer.

The River Aire will be the focus of the fifth annual Leeds Waterfront Festival and Dragon Boat Race on June 30 and July 1.

Competitors will don their best fancy dress and battle it out once more on huge 40ft long dragon boats in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Thousands of visitors flocked to four waterfront hotspots in Leeds – Granary Wharf, Brewery Wharf, Clarence Dock and Thwaite Mills – earlier this year.

Organisers Leeds Community Foundation hope that this year’s annual Dragon Boat race, in which businesses competed, will have raised £100,000 to help support community groups in the city.

For more information about the event or to get involved contact Rachel Clunas on 07917780 151, email: rachel.clunas@aireactionleeds.org.uk or visit: www.leedswaterfrontfestival.com

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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