Fifteen teams went head-to-head in a dragon boat race and raised more than £20,000 for charities and organisations.

The event, held earlier this month at Low Wood Bay Resort and Spa, was launched by Paddlers for Life Windermere.

It has grown year on year with the support of Keswick-based CBA Events.

The events organisation took on the entire running costs of this year's event, which means 100 per cent of the cash raised by the teams goes to the charity and their choice, plus a contribution to Paddlers for Life Windermere.

The final total stands at £20,115.72.

The action-packed event also included the team haka, performed in front of a crowd of over 350 and a tug of war competition.

Trophies were awarded for the best fancy dress, most money raised, fastest time of the day, best team spirit, team of the day and race champions.

Tim Green, director, said: "We’re delighted with the response this year and the support, effort and commitment that teams have shown.

"We appreciate how many charity event opportunities there are, so we’re grateful for those that have chosen to take part. It’s important to us that we continue to raise awareness and funds for Paddlers for Life Windermere as well as allow other charities to benefit."

Teams from Amy's Care, Rainbow House, Kendal Nutricare, House of Daniel Thwaites, Grisdales, Cranstons, H&H Group, RSM Consulting, Lake District Hotels, North Lakes Gymnastics Academy, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, Thomas Hayton Winkley, Spirit of Yorkshire Dragon Boat Team, Paddlers for Life Windermere and Paddlers for Life Manchester.

Charities included Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland, the Calvert Trust, Cumbrian mountain rescue teams, Cumbria Community Foundation and Keswick School.