Clearwell Mobility MD Duncan Gillett on scooter dressed as granny

A costumed team of employees from Clearwell Mobility competed in an annual local Dragon Boat race dressed as ‘Gangsta Grannies’ to raise vital funds in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

The South East’s largest Motability-accredited mobility dealer, Clearwell Mobility took part in the 17th annual Dragon Boat Festival on September 8th at Tilgate Park, Crawley, racing against 34 teams in a bid to win the Dragon Boat Festival Crown.

Helping to support terminally ill people in West Sussex and East Surrey, Clearwell Mobility aimed to raise £1,000 for the hospice through sponsorship pledges and a staff raffle, with the chance to win an extra day’s holiday.

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Additionally, the mobility team chose to race their dragon boat in fancy dress, taking inspiration from a David Walliams’ 2011 book called ‘Gansta Granny’ and donning wigs, thief masks and pearl necklaces.

Clearwell Mobility - Gangsta Grannies team picture

In total, the mobility retailer raised £1,200 and managed to exceed its £1,000 goal before the race had taken place.

Duncan Gillett, Clearwell Mobility’s managing director, said: “We had a great day at the festival, meeting the other teams and people linked to St Catherine’s Hospice. The staff there provide a fantastic service to those in difficult circumstances and have touched the lives of many families locally and further afield.

“We may have not won the race, but we were keen to help raise donations and so far, we’ve raised more than £1,200. It’s not too late to sponsor us if you’d like to show your support. Visit justgiving.com and search for Clearwell Mobility.”

Clearwell Mobility - Dragon Boat

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