A team of intrepid colleagues will compete in their second Dragon Boat Race challenge seeking to defend their title from last year while raising funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital charity.

The crew from Pertemps Network Group, including members from the Wolverhampton office and elsewhere across the Black Country, will try to retain the fastest boat titles it won at last year’s event.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital is the country’s leading, specialist paediatric centre, delivering some of the most advanced treatments, complex surgical procedures and cutting-edge research to over 90,000 children and young people from across the UK and beyond.

One in five families in the Midlands and one in eight families across the country have been touched by the hospital in some way.

Pertemps Network Group recently became on one of the inaugural Changemakers partners at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, working with a small group of local business to raise at least £1 million a year for the hospital to allow it to better plan investment for transformational projects that will benefit thousands of sick children for decades to come.

Lisa Miller, Director at Pertemps Network Group, said: “As partners of the new Changemakers programme, it is our pleasure to be taking part again in this year’s Dragon Boat Race to raise vital funds for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital charity.

“The Birmingham Children’s Hospital are continually going above and beyond to support their patients and families, which is why events like this are so important to raise the vital funds needed to make a real difference to all those who use the hospital.

“For 62 years Pertemps has always supported the communities in which we work and this one of many that we are proud to support.”

Last year the team of Pertemps Paddlers set the fastest time to take first place. The team raised more than £2,500 for the cause and hope to achieve the same in June.

If you can support our Pertemps Paddlers, please visit https://birminghamchildrenshospitalcharities.enthuse.com/pf/pertemps-paddlers