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Cresswell crowned champions

Published 9th August, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Cresswell crowned champions

A team from Cresswell, the South London based cleaning and facilities management company, smashed the competition to win the overall trophy at a recent Dragon Boat Racing Regatta in London.

Active in its corporate social responsibility and sustainability projects, Cresswell is ISO14001:2004 certified and encourages staff to give up valuable time to support fund raising projects and charity events. Previous events have included a 5km run to raise money for Trees for Cities.

Racing head to head in a 30ft Hong Kong style Dragon boat where the drummer beats out a rhythm for the 10 paddlers has become a regular event in support of The Anthony Nolan Trust which provides lifesaving donors for patients in need of a bone marrow transplant. The Cresswell Crusaders team of 11 entered for the very first time and, after a slow start in the first race, gained momentum, finishing with the fastest overall time in heats. The team then went on to win the semi-finals and finally beat the Virgin Active team in the final to become champions of the whole event.

David McLeod, managing director, said: “I am delighted that we managed to raise a substantial amount of money for a very worthwhile charity, but was not expecting such a great result. I would like to thank the team members, who worked so hard on the night, for their dedication.”

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