We had an amazing time and can't wait for next years event. If you'd like to join us in 2025 register your interest by emailing [email protected]

Have fun racing across the water at this brilliant sponsored Dragon Boat event in support of Barnabus. 

Barnabus has been taking part in this event for over 5 years. Our staff and volunteers are all there to cheer you on, we also take part in our own team funded boat so that we can race you on the day and raise sponsorship.

Each Dragon Boat takes a minimum of 11 people and a maximum of 17 people; equal numbers of rowers and one drummer in each boat.

Boats cost £525 this is to take part in the event 
(i.e. if you have a team of 17 that works out at just £31 each)

Barnabus does not receive any of the money from the boat entry cost. Our work is supported through team sponsorship.
Please aim to raise minimum £100 per person 

There are 3 timed races, the fastest time then counts for the qualifying heat and the chance to take part in the Grand Finale to take home the trophy. 
No previous experience is necessary as all training will be given on the day.

Register now for a boat in the 2024 contest by emailing [email protected]


Companies or groups can pay for their boat via BACS to Barnabus please email Alex for details we can also supply an invoice on request.
When it comes to raising funds for us you can set up an online giving page on our website or via Just Giving.

We really hope you will join in the fun and help people experiencing homelessness move off the streets and into a home for good.