Video: Return of the dragon boats

The dragons came to Crawley this afternoon - or at least their boats did.

The Dragon Boat Festival, in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice, has become a highlight of the community calendar since its launch in 2003.

Tilgate Park was packed today (Sunday September 1) as families and friends enjoyed the sunshine and cheered on the boats as they raced across the lake.

Since the first festival, businesses and members of the public have raised more than £400,000 for the hospice.

See Wednesday’s Observer for pictures and a report.