Registered Charity Number: No.1169153
Purple Warriors is a registered charity established to provide rehabilitation through the sport of dragon boating for serving and retired members of HM Forces who now are impaired in some way (physically, psychologically, or neurologically). Our oldest member is 64 (with a prosthetic leg) and our youngest is 28 (blinded in one yet during operations in Afghanistan).
We rely totally on the goodwill of people, other charities and the business community to be able to deliver our services. We have annual running costs of around £10,000 (all devoted to the delivery of services - the Club is run entirely by unpaid volunteers) and 'one-offs' - opportunities to participate in international competitions around the world (which would typically cost around £100,000 a year to fund).