A decade of dragons

Dragon Boat launch Picture submitted by St Catherine's Hospice
Dragon Boat launch Picture submitted by St Catherine's Hospice

A fundraising dragon boat race is celebrating its 10 years afloat this September.

St Catherine’s Hospice’s popular fundraising festival will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Tilgate Park Lake in Crawley on Sunday September 2.

Proud sponsors The Caravan Club, CGGVeritas and Just Retirement will be stepping out of the office to celebrate with other teams from local businesses to compete on the recently enhanced lake.

Jenna Durdle from St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We thank our sponsors and Crawley Borough Council for helping us hold what we believe will be our biggest ever festival, especially in this Chinese Year of the Dragon.

“We’d love to hear from any local businesses that are interested in entering a team and joining us for our 10th anniversary celebrations on the water. It’s a fun team-building opportunity and raises much needed funds for St Catherine’s Hospice.”

Every year St Catherine’s Hospice needs to raise £5 million in voluntary income in order to continue caring for local people and their loved ones across Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex and East Surrey.

To find out how to take part, visit: www.stch.org.uk/dragonboatfestival or contact Jenna Durdle on 01293 447365.