No tranquillity at CanalAbility – Why? – Lots of Excitement…

Two weeks – 2 Awards

At 19.30 on Tuesday 4th June, representatives from 26 organisations mustered at the Rhodes Centre in preparation for the Daniel Robinson Cash for the Community Awards.

Accessible boatingCanalAbility, a local charity, was privileged to have been nominated as one of the 26 award finalists.  This was quite an achievement in itself as there were over 200 nominations.  To be a winner was an unexpected honour.

The £1,000 award will give us peace of mind that one of the maintenance requirements of our boat Stort Challenger will be funded.  She will have her bottom blacked and anodes replaced in September.  Not perhaps quite the normal activity you would think funding would go towards, however this will keep the steel of the boat in good order and deterioration to a minimum.

This was the second award received in two weeks.  On the 23rd May we were chosen to receive a Civic Award from Harlow Council for our continuous commitment and contribution to the community of Harlow.  The only organisation to do so!

We operate three specially adapted canal boats enabling people with disabilities to take an active part in a boating experience all year round – be it on a day trip or a holiday.  We work with people with disabilities, disadvantage and community groups.

We are delighted to be able to give so much pleasure to our local community.  If you would like to see our boats or learn more about us there is an open invitation for you to come along to our mornings in Burnt Mill Lane to see how you may enjoy “messing about on the River”