Posts Tagged ‘Floaty Boat Fund’

Update and how you can help boaters affected by Bath sinkings

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

The Floaty Boat Fund is raising money to help boaters affected by the sinkings and strandings on the River Avon following the failure of the Environment Agency’s (EA) sluice gate at Twerton on 15th September. While the fund cannot offer financial support to individuals, money raised will be used to provide appropriate support. You can donate here:

http://floatyboatfund.com

A friend of James, whose home was sunk, has started a fundraiser to help him repair his boat. You can donate here:

https://uk.gofundme.com/f/james039-lost-houseboat-fund

Boaters affected by the sinkings and strandings can claim compensation from the Environment Agency, who say that “If you believe you have a reasonable and legitimate claim please notify us via the following email address, with TWERTON INCIDENT as the subject”:

Estates-SW-Thames@environment-agency.gov.uk

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Please give generously to repair Angel’s boat after sinking

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

Boaters have launched an appeal to raise money to repair singer Angel Nash’s boat after it sank on 15th August after very heavy overnight rain, while she was asleep on board.

Angel managed to get off the boat with her dog and cat, but she has lost everything and the boat needs extensive repairs and refitting. Please give generously to the GoFundMe appeal which aims to raise £20,000. See https://www.gofundme.com/f/refloat-angel039s-boat?

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Food, fuel and chandlery during the lockdown

Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Local liveaboards, waterway businesses and charities have joined together to keep supplies going to boaters during the coronavirus lockdown, including an extension of the Pay It Forward scheme where you can donate to cover the cost of fuel or food for someone who is struggling financially.

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Canal Kids Christmas party and Floaty Boat Fund Solstice party, tomorrow 20th December

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

The Canal Kids Christmas party and the Floaty Boat Fund Solstice party will take place tomorrow, Friday 20th December 2019, both at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE.

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Free basic boat engine maintenance class 5th December, Pewsey

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The Floaty Boat Fund is running a free Basic Boat Engine Maintenance class on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 3pm to 5pm at Rushall Organics near Pewsey.

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K&A Winter Floating Fayre, Bradford on Avon, 29th Nov-1st Dec

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

There will be a Winter Floating Fayre at Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon from Friday evening 29th November to Sunday 1st December 2019. Trading boats will be selling a wide and eclectic range of traditional canal crafts, art, handmade clothes, food, drink and much more. Come along on Friday at 7pm for the Festive Boat Lights Switch-On when the Cross Guns singers will be singing carols and sea shanties and there will be mulled wine, roast chestnuts and hot food.

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Boat fire and stove safety talk, tonight, Bradford on Avon

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tonight, Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 6.30pm at the Lock Inn, Lower Wharf, Bradford on Avon BA15 1LE. Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Floaty Boat Fund will be giving out free fire and CO alarms, rope seals and smoke pellets (for testing stoves). More Boat Fire and Stove Safety talks are planned.

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Boat fire and stove safety talk, Devizes tomorrow 24th September

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

There will be a Boat Fire and Stove Safety talk tomorrow Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 6.30pm at the Black Horse, Bath Road, Devizes (between locks 47 and 48 on the Caen Hill flight).

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Canal Kids Christmas Party and Floaty Boat Fund Launch Party, 14th December, Bradford on Avon

Monday, December 10th, 2018

It will be Christmas party time for boaters of all ages on 14th December 2018. The Floaty Boat Fund is to be launched with a Christmas Party at 7pm-midnight at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon BA15 1DE.

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K&A Christmas Floating Market, Bradford on Avon, 30th November – 2nd December

Monday, November 26th, 2018

The popular K&A Floating Christmas Market will take place at Bradford on Avon Lower Wharf, from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December 2018 from 11am to 6pm. 

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