angel community canal boat trust

angel community canal boat trust

Angel Community Canalboat Trust was one of the lucky winners for our free prize draw for a Miracle Leisure brass polishing kit.

brass polishing on narrowboat
The Angel  Community Canalboat Trust (A.C.C.T.) has been operating for over 40 years, carrying about 2000 people each year for both day and residential trips  based on the Regents Canal in London.

Project Manager and Skipper Phil says, “We cater for all sections of the community: from local nursery groups, educational school trips, days out for our Elderly & Isolated passengers, and our recent venture for families who are victims of domestic violence, providing a brief respite from the difficulties they have endured. We offer a safe and nurturing environment to all our users. The highlights of our year are the 5-day residential trips for youth groups, who learn to steer Angel II and operate the locks safely.

“What they see as a fun holiday is also a great educational experience, learning about the history of the canals and discovering the abundance of wildlife that dwells along our inner-city canal system, as well as essential life skills such as teamwork and communication skills.  For many of these young people it is the first holiday they have ever had.

“We believe that if the young people are presented with a well maintained and polished boat, they will respect it and will be happy to take part in and enjoy keeping their temporary home looking its best.

“A.C.C.T. is now up and running again after the recent pandemic; bookings are starting to look up and we are looking forward to welcoming groups old and new.”

If you happen to see Angel II as you travel along the canals, give us a wave and our passengers will certainly be happy to wave back!

We Need Your Help…

The Angel Boat relies on donations, grants and fundraising activities to continue providing trips to local residents at a cost they can afford.

See how you can help us - click here .

Contact: Phil Gavigan, Project Manager/Skipper, A.C.C.T. by email; through the website; or by telephone 020 7490 5125