Helping disabled and disadvantaged people enjoy the River Thames
Skipper Lucy Herbert, Volunteer Amy Etherington and a crew of like minded people are canoeing the full length of the non-tidal Thames to raise funds for the Rivertime Boat Trust. The trust operates a passenger boat with wheelchair access, enabling accessible boating for adults and children with learning & physical challenges.
24th to 30th July 2020
Every year, disabled and disadvantaged adults, children and young people are given the opportunity to go on a Rivertime boat outing on the Thames and to develop a long term, holistic involvement with the river and accessible water sports in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.
This year, like many charities, we have had to suspend all operations, outings and events. Your donations will help river trips, activities and learning to take place in 2021.
The River Thames stretches 346km West to East across the southern part of the U.K. Flanked by meadows, tributaries and farms, the early part of the river meanders tightly with fast flowing water, only navigable by small craft. Further down, the river opens up into wide stretches of water, defined by locks and weirs and ultimately becomes built up and industrial as you begin to get closer to London. There is a joy that only time on the river can show you, but this is often restricted to those with agility, fitness and the means to travel on the water.
We are paddling 220km of the non tidal Thames to raise money for The Rivertime Boat Trust and HUGELY appreciate your support for this journey.
Skipper Lucy, Amy and team
We’d love to see you as we paddle past, check out our daily schedule. More exact timings will be updated to our Facebook page each morning;
Fri 24th July Lechlade – Radcot – Northmoor
Sat 25th July Northmoor – Oxford – Abingdon
Sun 26th July Abingdon – Wallingford – Goring
Mon 27th July Goring – Reading – Shiplake
Tues 28th July Shiplake – Henley – Marlow – Maidenhead – Bray
Wed 29th July Bray – Windsor – Chertsey
Thurs 30th July Chertsey – Sunbury – Teddington