Clausematch has taken silver medals in its second Dragon Boat Race challenge on South Dock in Canary Wharf. The charity racing event is organized by WaterAid UK, a non-profit organization that provides clean water and good hygiene to people around the world, for a consecutive year and aims at raising funds for those in need of water.
17 employees from Clausematch's London office dressed as blue funky punks made up the squad that was competing in the second Dragon Boat Race challenge, one of the fastest-growing and most well-liked corporate sports in the UK today. All of the teams were split into pairs for 3 ‘heats’ or races where each of them needed to show the fastest result. The best three teams competed in the final.
Emma Kempton, Global Head of Customer Success at Clausematch and the racing team’s captain, commented: "This year's race presented an even greater challenge with an increased number of competing teams and a longer distance to cover. However, despite these obstacles, we achieved an impressive second place and exceeded our previous record, which we are thrilled about. The final race was so exciting and so close. Our team's camaraderie and team spirit played a pivotal role in our success at Clausematch. We thoroughly enjoyed participating in this event again and eagerly look forward to the opportunity to compete for the win again next year. Many thanks to WaterAid UK for organising this important and enjoyable charity event."
The DragonBoatRace Canary Wharf
has developed into an annual tradition for WaterAid. The activity is aimed at helping to raise funds and promoting the need to alter our behaviours and provide help to people where it is needed. Our Clausematch team was also competing in the race for the second time improving their result from their previous year’s third place.
Overall, 19 companies participated in the racing challenge. Churchill Group took 1st place and were also the top fundraising team. Among other teams competing were such Canary Wharf-based businesses as HSBC, KPMG UK, Genesis Global, Hogan Lovell’s, Corp’s security. Last year, over £22,000 was earned for Water Aid charity during the first-ever race in Canary Wharf. This year's event significantly increased the fundraise with the total fundraising amount equaling £31,744. The whole sum will be given to people around the world in need of clean water and decent sanitary conditions.
1 in 10 people worldwide, or 771 million people, lack access to clean water near their homes. As a result, families are frequently sick, children miss out on schooling, and individuals struggle to make ends meet in their communities. The average improvement in productivity for every £1 invested in water is £4, in contrast. Teams that raise money for WaterAid enable the organisation to engage with more communities and guarantee that people have access to a steady supply of clean water and, consequently, the chance to grow and develop.