Family fun at St Catherine’s Hospice Dragon Boat Festival

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St Catherine’s Hospice Dragon Boat Festival is bursting back into Tilgate Park on Sunday 10 September for another day of free, family fun.

Sponsored by Vines of Gatwick the local hospice’s Dragon Boat Festival is one of its most exhilarating fundraisers, and this year it’s bigger than ever!

Between 10am and 4pm, come along to cheer on the 35 teams, made up of local businesses, who have already signed up, as they race across Tilgate lake in a bid to be crowned 2017’s Dragon Boat champs. Back on land, get involved and try your luck on traditional stalls, like hook a duck and china smash, tackle a giant inflatable assault course, bounce on the bouncy castle, or relax with delicious food and drink from onsite food vendors and a fully equipped bar. This year, for the first time ever, the fun continues on into the evening, with live music from 4pm to 8pm from local bands.

Tom Abbott, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at St Catherine’s said, “This year marks 15 years of our Dragon Boat Festival and we’re ready to celebrate! By coming along to support this free event, you’re helping us be there for terminally ill people in your local community when life comes full circle. Last year, our festival raised more than £50,000, and we’re aiming to raise even more this year, so we hope lots of you will come out to support us, at what is always a great day out for all ages.”

 Don’t miss this ‘oar-some’ day out!

For more information please visit: here, email, or call St Catherine’s Events Team on 01293 447361.