Tilgate Park was buzzing as St Catherine's Hospice brand new, festival-inspired event, Live at the Lake, took place on Saturday (8 September).
Kicking off the fun-filled day was a live DJ who played the latest tunes as more than 2,500 visitors enjoyed a range of family friendly entertainment including a children's disco, sand art, a glitter station, an inflatable dragon and merchandise stalls. As the evening neared, crowds got ready for some world class performances from top tribute acts MacBusted and Re-Take That.
MacBusted were first to step on stage, and got the crowd going with their energetic performance of classic hits like Crashed the Wedding and Stacey's Mum. As dusk drew, excitement grew for the headline performance from Re-Take That, who've been described as the best tribute act you'll ever see. And the band certainly didn't disappoint! Their electric performance had the crowd singing and dancing along to many Take That favourites, including Relight my Fire, Back for Good, Rule the World, Patience and Never Forget.
Paul Waite, Re-Take That's very own Gary Barlow, said: "It was brilliant to perform in Tilgate Park on Saturday. There was a fantastic crowd and knowing we were singing for such a great, local cause made the evening even more special. We really enjoyed our time in Crawley and hope that everyone who came along had as good a time as us!"
St Catherine's is thrilled with the success of their very first Live at the Lake event. Hannah Shorter, Events Project Fundraiser at St Catherine's, said: "I'd like to thank everyone who joined us on Saturday. You all helped to create an amazing atmosphere! Currently, St Catherine's can only care for one in three people who need us, but with our community's support, in the future, we want to be there for everyone who needs us."
You can see the Live at the Lake images here:
(Credit for images goes to Sara Fermore)
To find out about future St Catherine's events, or how you can support the hospice, visit: www.stch.org.uk.