The Angel Boat is delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need has awarded us a grant of £30,000 over 3 years. This grant will fund the summer residential trips and help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Islington. On a residential trip there is plenty … [Read more…]
Skipper John assisted by a small team of volunteers has been giving Angel II of Islington a repaint in wet dock in west London in preparation for the 2017 cruising season.
We are delighted to be able to tell all our users and supporters that we have successfully overcome the difficulties the loss of our grant from Islington Council presented! Thanks to 2 grants from charitable organisations, one generous donation from a corporate donor and a similarly generous donation from a private individual we have made … [Read more…]
Angel Community Canal Boat Trust (ACCT) is the charity which operates and manages the community canal boat ‘Angel II of Islington’ based at City Road lock, Islington, London for the benefit and use of local people, and particularly young people. Since 1976, our 12 berth community narrowboat has, each year, provided some 2000 young people and other disadvantaged … [Read more…]
On 5th February 2015 ACCT was formally awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service by Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington, Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes DL in the presence of the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Theresa Debono, in the Mayor’s Parlour at Islington Town Hall. AGM 25th June 2014 The Trust’s AGM took place at Diespeker Wharf. Presentations … [Read more…]
The Angel Boat (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust) is delighted to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (announced on 2nd June 2014). The award recognises the tremendous amount of unpaid time and hard work which has been provided by our volunteers since 1976 in managing, running, crewing and maintaining our charity’s Islington-based community … [Read more…]
Our volunteer day at Angel’s mooring at Diespeker Wharf was a huge success. The weather was predictably wet and breezy, but the enthusiasm of our Fifers rose well above it. We had 16 Fifers plus three kids and a couple of spouses. (The Fifers were all volunteers at the Olympic opening ceremony.) We entertained from … [Read more…]
Homeless boxers at Caris Boxing Club in Islington have just returned from a week-long trip along England’s waterways. The club, which doesn’t charge any of its boxers to train, worked hard to raise the funds needed to take a team of its regular boxers away on a narrow boat trip, giving them a chance to … [Read more…]