Each year around 7,000 disabled and seriously ill children and adults spend a day on board with The Willow Trust. Fundraising work continues all year round to ensure trips remain free of charge.
Established in 1989 the Willow Trust charity operates both its fully equipped purpose-built boats from April to October in pursuit of providing pleasure and happiness in otherwise difficult lives. They are self-funding to ensure that the original precepts of the trust are adhered to and improved upon every year.
Throughout the season two fully wheelchair accessible boats take groups out for therapeutic days on the water every weekday. They travel from moorings at Saul Junction near Frampton-on-Severn in Gloucestershire down past Slimbridge towards Sharpness and back again to the moorings.