Do something you love and help create opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy the river on one of our adapted Canal Boats

Your fundraiser can be anything you like, from a cake sale to a community sports event, to a trek or charity challenge. Simply pick something you feel inspired to organise and get sponsored or charge an entry fee to raise money for CanalAbility.

Why not do something completely different? You could organise a car boot sale or garden party, run a disco, become a world record holder, host a golf day, go extreme and have a sponsored leg wax or head shave – or if you prefer not to lose your hair, just dye it a crazy colour and get your family and friends to sponsor you!

You could even get your whole school involved for those with disabilities.

Here are a few more ideas…

Ideas for Adults:

  • Activity Event, eg: Abseiling, Go Ape
  • Social/Community Event, eg: Coffee Morning, BBQ, Garden Party, Afternoon Tea, Games Night, Quiz Night etc
  • Sponsored Walk / Sponsored Dog Walk
  • Sporting Event or Competition
  • Bake Sale / Cooking Competion (Mini Masterchef)
  • Use your imagination… there are lots more ideas here

Ideas for Children:

  • Concert / Music Recital
  • Dress Down / Casual Day at School
  • Tea Party
  • Sponsored Silence
  • Give up something; eg Sweets
  • Sponsored Car Wash / Lawn Mowing
  • Bake Sale
  • Use your imagination… there are lots more ideas here

Or, if you don’t have time to organise something, why not just make a donation. Every penny counts!

Once you’ve chosen what sort of event you’d like to run, you can set up your own fundraising page on the mydonate website – it’s simple, secure and a great way of collecting sponsorship online.

To get started, simply complete the form below so we know what you’re planning and we’ll send you some information to help you with organising your event. Thanks in advance for your support and good luck!

Fundraising Registration

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    Full Name




    County / Region


    Phone Number




    Event Date


    Fundraising Plans - Please provide a full description of your fundraising plans and how you will be raising money.

    Preferred Contact Method


    Expected Attendance

    Fundraising target £

    If you have any questions, please give us a call in the office on +44 (0)1279 424444 (Mon-Fri, 9.45am – 1.30pm).


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    If you have mobility difficulties, or are a wheelchair user, you'll love our boats!

    Each boat has a ramps & lifts to enable access via wheelchair and for people with impaired mobility, disabled toilet facilities and other adaptive technology to allow everyone to take an active part in its operation.

    See the individual boats for details of their accessibility features.