Last weekend the Keysource team took to the water at Tilgate Park in Crawley for the annual Dragon Boat Race in support of St Catherine’s Hospice.
Competing against 35 other local businesses, the event see’s team racing 40ft Dragon Boats in three timed trials with the six best times competing in the final.
With the weather starting out chilly but sunny the team lined up for the first race, beating the competition and securing a great time of 1.06.
Knowing the weather was likely to turn inclement the team had chosen their fancy dress theme to counter this, with psychedelic colours, a purple velvet suit and even a member of the Scots Guard, our Austin Powers theme seemed to put smiles on the faces of competitors and attendees alike, with several well-wishers (including the Mayor and Mayoress of Crawley) lining up for a photo!
With a leading time of 1 minute to beat the team took to the water for their second and third sessions, however with the weather getting steadily worse the times didn’t improve, gaining another 1.06 and 1.09 respectively.
As our local charity St Catherine’s Hospice provides expert and specialist end of life care and support for patients and their families. At the time of writing the current sponsorship sits at £1500, we would like to thank everyone that has supported us and sponsored us so far. If you haven’t sponsored us yet, there is still time! You can donate to the charity here.