30 July 2019
Registration open for rescheduled charity dragon boat race
The popular Headlight charity dragon boat race, which had to be
postponed earlier this year, due to bad weather, has been
rescheduled for Saturday 14th September in Bath.
The event is organised by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health
Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust's official charity Headlight, which
raises money to help support people with mental health
The Trust is looking for teams and/or individuals to compete on
the River Avon in Bath or to come along and support the racers.
Last year saw teams of staff, volunteers, members of the public
and local businesses battling it out in a series of races, racing
30-foot Chinese-style dragon boats to the beat of the drummer in
the prow. The event raised over £5,000.
Headlight Mental Health Charity Fundraising Manager, Tia
Shortall, said: "It's great news that the event has now been
rescheduled and we look forward to welcoming all our supporters to
the River Avon for this exciting event. The race is now in its
third year and is growing every year. It's fun, a great way to
build relationships with teams and helps raise money for people who
are supported by AWP.
"We're looking for teams to take part in this enjoyable and
lively event. No equipment is needed, as everything is provided,
including skilled helms and tuition. All fitness and skill levels
can participate - co-ordination being far more critical than upper
body strength! We welcome registrations from individuals or full
The event takes place at the Minerva Bath Rowing Club, Newbridge
Road, Bath, BA1 3NB, from 9am on Saturday 14th September.
Registration is just £10 per person and you can then either pay an
additional £25 to take part or pledge to raise as much as you can
via sponsorship, aiming for a minimum of £50.
Spectators are very welcome and in addition to the racing, the
day will feature fun off the water as well as on, with children's
entertainment, stalls, raffles and food and drink.
Tia continued: "Even if you are not too keen on entering the
racing, there will be plenty of things to do on dry land. We would
love for anyone who is looking to support a good cause to sign up
and take part or to join us at the event and cheer on the
For the registration form click here
To find out more click
Headlight Mental Health Charity is the registered charity of
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP). The
charity works alongside AWP to enhance care and support recovery
for AWP service users. Headquartered in Bath, the charity covers
Wiltshire, Swindon, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East
Somerset, Bristol and North Somerset. To find out more go to