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Light The Night supporters paddle their way to raise £35,000

Rachel N
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03 Jul 2015

Thursday 2 July saw the return of our second annual Light The Night Dragon Boat Race with 17 teams battling it out to be crowned head of the river.

Teams across Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, Royal London, Sapient and MarketAxess paddled their hearts out in the London Docklands' Millwall Dock as the evening sun went down. Sapient gave a strong performance to defend their winning title in 2014, but were pipped to the post by Barclays who took first place in a time of 1 minute 16 seconds.

Paddlers and their supporters came together to celebrate with a well deserved BBQ feast and beers, as our Light The Night Walk Chair gave out the winning trophy to a roaring cheer from the Barclays FX Trading Team.

Not only was it fantastic fun, but we raised a whopping £35,000 - double what was raised last year! This money will make a huge difference to the lives of blood cancer patients.

Thank you to all those who took part - we're looking forward to next year already!