Superfast Worcestershire charity splash for cash on the Severn in Worcester's Race the Dragon

dragrace Published Wednesday, 28th June 2017

Members of the Superfast Worcestershire Broadband Programme and partners will be taking time out from delivering high-speed fibre broadband across Worcestershire to tackle Worcester Dragon Boat Racing Club's annual charity regatta – Race the Dragon.

The race, involving 25 teams, takes place on Sunday 2nd July by Worcester Racecourse. The Superfast Worcestershire crew includes employees from Worcestershire County Council, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, BT and Openreach, all of whom are involved in the programme to make fibre broadband available to more than 95 per cent of Worcestershire homes and businesses.

The 17-strong crew, who will be wearing ‘Superfast Worcestershire’ vests, are keen to remind local people about the benefits of the new technology whilst raising money for Worcester-based Onside Advocacy. Onside Advocacy provides advocacy and other support services to ensure fairness and equality for adults who may be vulnerable, disadvantaged or discriminated against.

Adam Johnstone, a senior project manager for Openreach, said: “Working on a project like Superfast Worcestershire, we know how important team work is – but this will be a bit different for us all!”

Anyone who would like to support the crew in their fundraising can make an online donation, with every penny pledged going direct to the charity:

Superfast Worcestershire is a partnership between Worcestershire County Council, BT, Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.

Anyone wanting more information about the Superfast Worcestershire roll-out can visit: