Peter Le Marchant Trust

The Peter Le Marchant Trust was the first canal boat charity to be established in the UK, specifically with an aspiration to provide canal boat experiences for elderly people and those living with disabilities or a chronic or long-term illness. After over 40 years of successful operation and service to over 200,000, the Peter Le Marchant Trust now deploys three disability friendly and accessible canal boats. Due to high and increasing demands for its services, the boating season now operates seven days a week between March and October (plus Christmas) and carries nearly 6000 passengers a year on holidays and day trips.