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 of time for everyone to learn to steer the boat, and loads of locks to operate. There are also lots of off-boat activities to enjoy, such as fishing, barbeques, ball games and night walks, and trips to go skating, swimming, to the cinema and even skiing! Other activities and excursions can be organised to fit in round the trip and the young people’s needs. We also offer our B.O.A.T.S. (Boat Operations, Activities and Transferable Skills) course with certificates for all those who successfully complete it. This brings together many specific boating skills and also softer general skills acquired during a few days travelling and living together on Angel.
BBC Children in Need funding relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time and money to support the Appeal. Whether it’s cake sales, wearing pyjamas to school or having a song and dance, every penny of the money raised goes towards supporting projects across the UK. All grants go to projects working with children and young people living in the UK who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have faced challenges in their lives such as serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.