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The Willow Trust - Canal Experience


The Willow Trust provide days out on the canal for disabled adults and children. The only paid staff are the organiser and the 2 skippers of the boats. The trips are completely free of charge and the guests, especially the children have a day to remember. They can steer the boat, see the wild life on the canal and wave to passers by. Wonderful.

Our goals:

  • To give disabled people of any age a day of fun and laughter.
  • To enable carers to have a few hours of peace and tranquility on the canal.
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How we will achieve our goals

This would fund the cost of fuel for one boat to run everyday from 1st April to 30th October, providing trips for 3,500 people.

Where the money will go

A big help to the disabled community.

Latest updates

Winter Boat Work going well at The Willow Trust

30 January 2015

The winter work is continuing on The Willow Trust's two canal boats Spirit of Freedom II and Le…

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10 October 2014

Every year around 7,000 disabled and seriously ill children and adults spend a day cruising on board…

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