The aim of the Willow Trust is to provide a unique opportunity for people of all ages with a disability or serious illness to enjoy a therapeutic day out on the water.
Each year up to 7,000 children and adults with disabilities and serious illnesses spend a day on board our two fully wheelchair accessible broad-beamed boats on the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal.
Both boats, Spirit of Freedom II and Leonard Matchan, were purpose built for the Willow Trust and give children and adults with disabilities a day of freedom they never dreamt possible.
NOBODY PAYS TO SPEND DAY OUT ON THE WATER WITH US
The Willow Trust is completely self-funding. Every single penny required to keep the Willow Trust afloat is raised by you. We could not do this without the help and generosity of Rotary & Lions Clubs, Inner Wheel Clubs, the Friends of the Willow Trust, churches, schools, businesses, individuals, Charitable Trusts, legacies, donations from our guests, along with events organised throughout the year by you and us to raise money.