Mansell McTaggart competes to aid St Catherine’s Hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:15 11 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:15 11 August 2015


A 20-strong team from Mansell McTaggart Estate Agents is committed to raising over £750 for St Catherine’s Hospice by competing in Crawley’s pirate themed Dragon Boat Festival 2015.

A summer filled of intensive training, aching arms and pirate outfits lies ahead for the team, which is made up of directors and staff from the company’s 17 offices across Sussex and into Surrey.

Once kitted out in their pirate themed gear, the team from Mansell McTaggart will power their way across Tilgate Lake in Crawley in a 40ft Chinese Dragon Boat. Although eager to claim first prize, the team is even more committed to raising over their £750 target for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Based in Mid Sussex and East Surrey, St Catherine’s Hospice provides specialised end of life care and support to local people, their families, friends and carers. The hospice critically relies on kind donations and events such as the Dragon Boat Festival as a primary source of income necessary for maintaining its high level of support.

Team leader, Paul Gossens from Mansell McTaggart Crawley, says: “We really are a competitive bunch and we’re dedicated to raising over our £750 target. The team at St Catherine’s Hospice do a fantastic job for our tight-knit community and we want to help them continue their invaluable, hard work. It’s also worth warning our pirate competitors that we have begun training and look forward to seeing you all on the water!”

To support the team at Mansell McTaggart, visit their JustGiving page at

Crawley’s pirate themed Dragon Boat Festival takes place on Sunday 6 September 2015 at Tilgate Park. Along with the race, there will be food, music, various stalls and entertainment. Spectators are welcome to come along and enjoy an afternoon of cheering on the racing pirates.

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