Jill Robinson MBE to travel to Swindon to paddle a dragon boat in June
Last year Jo Tomlinson and Justin Tomlinson MP were the celebrity paddlers in the Animals Asia team for the Rotary Club Phoenix dragon boat races at Coate Water.
In June the charity’s founder Jill Robinson MBE will be flying in from the Moonbear Animal Sanctuary in China to help boost fundraising by the Swindon branch.
Group coordinator Sarah Chilvers said: “We’re really delighted Jill is going to join us. She said she was so impressed by our effort last year that she wanted to take part when she is in Britain on a fundraising tour.”
Animals Asia now runs sanctuaries in China and Vietnam for Asiatic moon bears rescued from bile farms.
Find out more at: animalsasia-swindon.co.uk
Paddle for charity on 29 June
The Rotary Club is inviting entries from business, charity and community teams who want to raise money for good causes.
This year youth teams aged 12 to 18 years can also take part. See entry details: dragonboatswindon.org.uk
Pictured: top, Jill Robinson.
Right, the Animals Asia crew ready to race at Coate in 2013 photographed by Richard Wintle of Calyx