Become a volunteer crew member

  • Organise a fund-raising event
  • Hold a raffle
  • Sell tickets for raffles and events
  • Include Canal Boats for the Disabled in your will
  • Make a gift in memory of a loved one
  • Make out a Deed of Covenant for a fixed sum every year
  • Start or join a fund raising group in your street, village town or place of work
  • Encourage your employer to set up a payroll giving scheme
  • Make a straight donation
  • Tell your friends, neighbours and colleagues about the appeal

Donation from Vale of Llangollen Golfers:

 Colin Burman, Chairman receiving a cheque for £392.20 from the Captain and Vice-captain of the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club. The money was donated by members playing in the Captains and Vice-Captains competition days at the club this year. Pictured from left to right: Captain, Dai Thomas, Colin Burman, Vice-captain Roy Sales.

We have always received support from the local community for which we are very grateful.  Groups such as the Fron Ladies, Eirwen Jones and Cantorion Collen and many more have put on fund raising events on our behalf from the very beginning.  We recently received £265.00  from the Singing Festival held at the Llangollen Methodist Church during Eisteddfod week 2010 and Albert Dunlop, the Vice-Captain of the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club, raised £264.00 from members at his Vice-Captain’s competition day.  Richard Davies, a local farmer, did a sponsored walk last year and raised £400.00.  Mrs Chris McCallum, who used to live in New Brighton, Minera, and enjoyed watching the boats on the canal, remembered the Trust in her will and we were pleased to meet her sons and their wives who came to scatter her ashes and present us with a cheque for over £4,500.  These are just examples of the generosity of local people.

Ladbrokes, Llangollen donates £1,000 to the Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust  

We are pleased to report that Ladbrokes, Llangollen have donated £1,000 to the Trust. We are very grateful to Ladbrokes for including us in their charity donations. Picture shows from left to right; Selwyn Jones (trustee, NCBA trainer and volunteer skipper) Ann Bithell and Julia Abdusamed of Ladbrokes, Llangollen and Colin Burman (trustee, president and  volunteer skipper) of the Canal Boat Trust.

Cymanfa Ganu at Seion Chapel, Llangollen raises £250  

The Cymanfa Ganu at Seion Chapel, Llangollen on Sunday 1st July raised £250 for the Trust. We would like to thank everyone who took part, especially Eirwen Jones, Sheila Birkhead and Meirion Jones.

Dave Mason donates £1,000 to the Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust

One of our trustees, Dave Mason, very generously made a donation of £1,000 to the Trust, as part of his Charity Fund when he was President of the Rotary Club of Wrexham, earlier this year. Dave is also one of our volunteer skippers and is pictured (on the right) presenting the cheque for £1,000 to the chairman, Colin Burman, at the Trust’s office in the Old Armoury after our committee meeting in November 2011.

Richard Jones raises £560.00 for the Vale of Llangollen Canal Boat Trust riding in the Etape Cymru. 

Richard Jones rode in only the second fully-closed road cycle event challenge in the UK on 9th October 2011. The event followed a 100-mile (161 km) route through Wrexham and Denbighshire, and attracted 1600 entries. Riders came from all over the UK, as well as southern Ireland and Spain. The event started and finished in Wrexham, with riders climbing 6,000 feet en-route, including the 3.8-mile climb up the Horseshoe Pass, which gains 1,040 feet in height and reaches gradients of up to 20%. The chairman, Colin Burman, thanks Richard for choosing the Canal Boat Trust as the beneficiary of his fund-raising ride.

Captains Charity Golf Day 

Following the Captains’ Charity Golf Day at the Vale of Llangollen Golf Club on July 2nd, the Trust was delighted to receive a cheque for £2,693.74. The other charity to benefit from the Charity Day was Hope House, Oswestry. Pictured are Kath Delany, Lady Captain, Albert Dunlop, Captain, and Trustees, Mary Burman, Gill Thomas and Colin Burman. Many thanks to all who took part and supported this event.

We were delighted that once again Eirwen Jones organised a Christmas concert for the Trust. As usual it was held at the English Methodist Church, Princess Street, Llangollen. It featured the Cantorion Collen Singers conducted by Eirwen and guest soloists. The concert was supported by Barclays and all monies raised went towards the refit of Glas y Dorlan.