Competitors in this year’s OSCAR dragon boat race in London’s Docklands — to be held later in the summer — will have inspiration to pull on their paddles harder than ever before.

Their efforts will be raising money to support the work of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, where young Billy Bergsland is being treated for an aggressive type of blood cancer.

Billy is the son of Cassandra and Christopher Bergsland, commercial director of Golar LNG, and a former LNG broker with Affinity Shipping.