Bruce Boats are part of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, which is a charity. We are run by volunteers.
Our income helps operate and maintain our fleet of boats and the facilities at Great Bedwyn Wharf. But large capital expenditure – a new engine, an upgrade of a boat, or an upgrade to our facilities on the wharf – requires extra funding.
So, please, if you would like to help us, and help our users, please consider a donation, however small or large. We can promise that the money you kindly give will be used well and will enhance the lives of so many people.
We are currently fundraising to support some exciting improvements to the services we offer and to become carbon-neutral. We have already won £20,000 towards these projects, but several of them require matching funds to be raised.
Please follow a link to see how your sponsorship could help us to bring them to life:
Caring for Carers: £200 per day trip to thank carers for their work during lockdowns.
Conversion to a ‘green’ engine: £7,500 to match funds raised so far.
Converting one boat for our new Discovery Trips: £3,500 to match funds raised so far.
Buying a specialist ‘golf buggy’ style of transport to help passengers with mobility problems visit the world-famous Crofton Pumping Station: £6,500 to match funds raised so far.
The Wharf Project: a long term project already funded for a professional feasibility study.
Donate by Text
Every pound donated helps to improve our service to the people we support. It’s very simple to donate, just text BRUCE 5 to 70085 to donate £5, or you can choose a larger sum.
Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to donate £5 but do not wish to receive marketing
communications, text BRUCENOINFO 5 to 70085.