Two Wirquin teams race against each other and other local businesses in the Doncaster Dragon Boat Race.

Wirquin together for charity

Published:  15 July, 2014

Wirquin raced two teams in the annual Doncaster Dragon Boat Race to raise over £850 for a local charity that supports people with terminal cancer.

The Wirquin Black Pig team, captained by sales and marketing director, Kevin Gates included 11 staff members from the marketing development unit, and the Wirquin together team, managed by plant director, Johan Le Saux, included crew members working in operations.

Throughout the day, 33 boats representing local companies in the area raced against each on the local lake, with Wirquin welcoming members of the public to its presentation stand.

In one of the heats, the two Wirquin teams competed against each other for a close finish - the operations team beat the sales and marketing team by less than one second.

Managing director, Gwenhael Le Coent, who was the drummer for the winning Wirquin team, said: “We were delighted to be a part of such a successful event with other local businesses to raise money for the Eve Merton Dreams Trust charity. The weather and atmosphere were great and there was a high team spirit between the two Wirquin crews. It’s definitely to be repeated!”

Overall, Wirquin’s operations team finished in 16th place and the sales and marketing boat finished 18th out of the 33 boats entered by local companies.

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