We’re proud to announce that Barnabus are one of the Dragon Boat Festival Charities for 2022! Another reason why we can’t wait to take to the water again. We really hope you will join in the fun and raise vital life changing funds to help people experiencing homelessness.

Please register your interest by emailing [email protected].

This year the Dragon Boat festival is moving to a new and exciting venue at
Trafford Water Sports Centre, Sale Water Park. 

                              (photos shown are from a previous event at Salford Quays)


Last time we had an absolutely amazing day supporting our charity teams and taking part in the event. We entered our own novice team of Barnabus staff and volunteers and during the day we even got to race our supporting teams; Boss Models (who took 2nd Place overall) and BNI Beyond (who took 3rd place overall).

Dragon Boat Teams consist of rowers and one drummer, this year we will be competing in 9m dragon boats each boat takes 11 people; 10 rowers and one drummer. 


You can enter multiple teams and teams can also compete and race each other in head to head.


Each team will have three timed races where their single fastest time will count for qualifying heats  and the chance to take part in the Grand Finale and receive an award.

Choose to support Barnabus by raising sponsorship and you can enter as a ‘Charity Team’

For now please register your interest with us on the email address above, as we are just waiting to hear from the organisers regarding finalised costs to take part.

When it comes to raising funds for us you can set up an online giving page on our website or via Just Giving or other giving sites.