Cancer Research UK Boat Races

If you are looking for something different to do this long Bank Holiday weekend, look to the Thames. You can set up at Bishop’s Park in Fulham or Furnivall Gardens in Hammersmith on Sunday March 27 and enjoy all the excitement of the annual Cancer Research UK Boat Races.

The parks offer some of the best vantage points in the borough – Bishop’s Park for the start of the races and Furnivall for the middle. You can also watch the rest of the races on big screens and enjoy bars, food and funfair attractions.

The Cancer Research UK Boat Races pull in around 250,000 spectators along the riverside watching from riverside pubs and other buildings with Thames views, while millions more will be following on BBC One.

There are four separate races being run: The Cancer Research UK Women’s Race, The Osiris Blondie Race (women’s reserves), The Isis Goldie Race (men’s reserves) and the women’s reserve race, the men’s reserve race, the women’s boat race and – as a grand finale – the annual Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer research charity and the biggest funder of research into cancer in the world, second only to the US Government. They are the only people tackling all 200 types of cancer, even the rarest and hardest to treat. As the world’s largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease. On top of this, Cancer Research UK influence public policy through developing evidence-based policy to inform Government decisions related to cancer and research.

For more details on the boat races: http://theboatraces.org/partner/cancer-research-uk

And to discover more about CRUK: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/

1 Party in the Park on Sunday for the Annual Boat Races (Accessed online 23 March 2016) http://www.hammersmithtoday.co.uk/default.asp?section=community&link=http://neighbournet.com/server/common/boatrace2016.htm
2 CANCER RESEARCH UK (Accessed online 23 March 2016) http://theboatraces.org/partner/cancer-research-uk

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