The Willow Trust is approaching the end of its twenty fourth season of providing relaxing and inspiring days on the waters of the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal for disabled and seriously ill children and adults with their carers. 2015 will see the 25th Anniversary of The Willow Trust so keep in touch to see what’s happening in this exciting year.
Willow Trust Skippers
Although some think all is quiet during the winter for The Willow Trust – this couldn’t be further from the truth! Fortunately our two fully-qualified skippers Dave and John have many years of boat maintenance experience and they will shortly begin the hard winter work ready to have the boats shipshape for all our guests at the start of April 2015.
Willow Trust Volunteers
We couldn’t manage without our 90+ team of volunteers and once again they have surpassed themselves this year. A big thank you to them all.
Willow Trust Fundraising
Fundraising work will also continue apace throughout the winter to ensure our trips remain - as they have since 1990 - free of charge. If you would like to hold a fundraising event for The Willow Trust – please let us know if we can support you in any way.
Over the winter you will still be able to see our two fully wheelchair accessible boats which 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.
Become a Friend of The Willow Trust for 2015
As well as our wonderful volunteers we rely on our Friends of the Willow Trust to make such happy days possible. Why not take a few moments to download this form and Become a Friend of The Willow Trust before the start of our next season in April 2015 – at only £15 a year – it costs less than 30p a week to give someone special a therapeutic trip on the water.
When you complete this Become a Friend of The Willow Trust form 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 our free Friends Coffee and Cruise at the end of the season. We have posh biscuits too!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org - 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: