The Willow Trust

Leonard Matchan cruising on the Sharpness Canal

Leonard Matchan cruising on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal

The Willow Trust has now begun its twenty fourth season of providing relaxing and inspiring days on the waters of the Sharpness Canal for disabled and seriously ill children and adults with their carers. Our two fully-qualified skippers have the boats shipshape for our guests, our volunteers have finished their training and the first of our Willow Trust fundraising events are underway with more ideas taking shape. It’s 2014 – Welcome Aboard!

‘A Wonderful Day of Freedom with The Willow Trust’

Our two fully wheelchair accessible boats are moored in the beautiful surroundings of Saul Junction near Frampton-on-Severn in Gloucestershire. Established in 1989 the Willow Trust charity operates both its fully equipped purpose-built boats from April to October in pursuit of providing pleasure and happiness in otherwise difficult lives. We are and remain self funding to ensure that the original precepts of the trust are adhered to and improved upon every year.

We rely on our wonderful volunteers…

Our many friends, our many visitors and of course, all the volunteers who make such happy days possible want to say hello – and welcome to the Willow Trust.

We rely on our Friends of The Willow Trust…

Why not consider becoming a Friend of The Willow Trust? For just £15 a year you will help sponsor one of our disabled guests have a spend a day of freedom and excitement on the water. Just download this form Become a Friend of The Willow Trust fill it in and post it to us here at the Cirencester office. You will receive our annual newsletter, receive up-to-date news on all our upcoming events and enjoy a free Friends Cruise at the end of the season.

And we rely on YOU…

If you would like to get involved; you could volunteer, or become a Friend of The Willow Trust, you might organise an event, or click Easy Fundraising and spend - dress up, or dress down, have a ball and put on a gown. Whatever your choice, call us at The Willow Trust office in Cirencester on 01285 651661 or email Linda Diggory at - we would love to hear your ideas.

To make an enquiry about booking the boats, please print, complete and return our
Willow Trust Booking Request Form enclosing a stamped addressed envelope to our office address below:

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