Willow Trust 2017 Events

Concerts, Quilts & Cotswold Capers & Freedom on the Water!

Chil driving Willow Trust wheelchair accessible boat

Keeping skipper Buzz on his toes!

What a year it’s going to be for The Willow Trust as we start our 27th season in just over one week’s time! We have some great events coming up, but we always need your support – so please make time to put some Willow Trust fixtures in your 2017 diary.

Sweet Dreams are made from The Stinchcombe Quilters
The wonderful seamstresses at the Stinchcombe Quilters are making a handmade double quilt for The Willow Trust to raffle over the season. The quilt’s colours are blues and yellows to reflect our Days of Freedom on the water and the colours themes of the wildlife and flowers that our guests enjoy on their days out. If you would like to help with the raffle – maybe you have an organisation that would like to have a chance of winning this beautiful quilt – please give us a call on 01285 651661. The raffle draw will be held on Wednesday 25th October.

Sunday 25th June – The Cotswold Caper with the MG Owners Club
On your marks! The annual MGOC Cotswold Caper sets off from the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from 9.30am on Sunday 25 June 2017. The Willow Trust is their chosen charity for the year – so please join us to wave them off and wish them well on their caper around the hills and valleys of our beautiful Cotswold countryside.

Saturday 1st July – Concert with the Churchdown Male Voice Choir & Stuart Singers
A double treat for music lovers as the Churchdown Male Voice Choir take to the stage with the Stuart Singers on the evening of Saturday 1st July at St Oswald’s Church in Coney Hill Road, Gloucester, GL4 4LX. If you would like to reserve tickets now – please call us on 01285 651661.

Friday 8th September – Sea Shanties Evening with the Harry Browns
Another evening of raucous laughter and sea shanties is promised as the Harry Browns from Bristol take over Whitminster Village Hall to entertain the volunteers and Friends of The Willow Trust. Bring your own supper and wine. This is a very popular evening so call us on 01285 651661 to reserve your tickets now.

Sunday 17th September – The Willow Trust Annual Sponsored Walk. 10am start.
Join us for this four mile walk from our boat moorings at Saul Junction across the beautiful Frampton countryside country to Splatt Bridge. After squash and biscuits you can either cruise back to our moorings on board The Willow Trust boats or walk the extra two miles along the towpath. Families and dogs welcome. Download your sponsorship form from www.willowtrust.org or call 01285 651661.

Friday 20th October – Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir at Whitminster Village Hall
We are very lucky to welcome back the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir to sing for The Willow Trust at one of our favourite venues. Close to our boats and easily accessible for people from all over Gloucestershire – we are hoping you will join us for this musical treat which will mark the end of our Willow Trust season of providing days on the water.

If you are interested in reserving places for any of these events or would like some raffle ticket books to sell towards supporting our therapeutic days of freedom on the water – just give us a call on 01285 651661. We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

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