Fundraising and team sports in St Catherine’s Hospice Dragon Boat Festival

CampbellReith took part in the St Catherine’s Hospice Dragon Boat Festival at Tilgate Park, Crawley, on Sunday 4th September. The festival was an opportunity to raise money and support terminally ill local people and to have some fun while doing so.

17 members of staff got their construction jackets and helmets on ready to compete with 27 other teams. CampbellReith team did incredibly well and won all three of the heats, which was an excellent achievement considering most of our colleagues had never participated in an event like this before (or not for a very long time anyway).

Unfortunately, as the team was just down a bit on its times, we could not make it to the final but everyone was pleased with our performance and had a great day!

Lots of fundraising was needed before the big day to reach our target which included Cake Bake Fridays, sponsors and fundraising BBQ’s.

A total of £1,047.67 was raised, beating our target of £1,000. Well done everybody!