Mark Emlick from Property group Consensus Capital is leading the push for a charity Dragon Boat racing team determined to drum up a £3,000 boost for Kent Rolvenden Primary School. Crews of 16 will complete with a drummer and race Chinese-style dragon boats over a 250-metre course!
he 32-strong team is being sponsored to complete the spectacular display of paddle power on Bewl Water on September 10. Mark Emlick, who runs property and investment firm Consensus Capital Group, decided to support the Friends of Rolvenden School, in Kent, where one of his senior team Joseph Lee is a Trustee. It raises funds for the school and community projects for children. The Funraisers Dragon Boat event raised £105,000 for 48 different charities last year and has benefitted charities by more than £2.5 million for 350 organisations since it started in 1998 at the reservoir near Tunbridge Wells. Crews of 16, complete with a drummer, race Chinese-style dragon boats over a 250-metre course. “ I’m delighted to support the team’s efforts to raise money for such a worthy cause as the Friends of Rolvenden School ,” said Mark Emlick, who runs Consensus Capital offices in Edinburgh and London. “The event should be great fun and the amount of money it helps raise is inspiring.” The Consensus Capital Group is at the heart of efforts to provide affordable social housing in Scotland and beyond. One of its schemes Craigievar in West Edinburgh was nominated for an award last month. Another in Ashford Kent transformed the redundant office building at Crown Building into 25 flats, all purposely built as affordable housing.