About Us

 

Safe Anchor Trust is a registered charity and was established in 1995.

Our aim is to provide enjoyable, safe and therapeutic boat trips for those in our community who are disadvantaged through physical or mental disabilities, social isolation, age or social deprivation. We are fortunate to be able to cruise on one of the country’s most picturesque and interesting waterways, while travelling in “canal time” provides a quiet and calming experience for our passengers. Supported by the Canal & River Trust, we also help to maintain our local waterways and surrounding environment.

We operate from the beginning of March to the end of October, 7 days a week. During this period our boats will carry around 14,000 passengers. Trips are tailored to meet individual needs with the overall duration being determined by each group.

We offer our service free of charge to community groups and are proud that all our operations are carried out by unpaid volunteers. We survive on donations, which are very gratefully received, and are used entirely to cover the running costs and maintenance of the boats.

There are 5 boats in our fleet including 2 broad beam boats specially designed for wheelchair users or passengers with mobility difficulties. Each boat, by law, can carry a maximum of 12 passengers with larger groups being accommodated on additional boats. All boats have toilets and four have cooking facilities.

All our boats are skippered by a qualified volunteer helmsman and trained crew. All volunteers have been cleared by the UK Disclosure and Barring Service.

Award Winning

The awards won by The Trust are:

Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award Winners 2003

Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award 2003 & 2007 & 2013

Waterways Trust Renaissance National Award 2003

Huddersfield Examiner Community Project of the year 2009

MyMirfield Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

What People Say About Us

Paul Coast
PHAB

Jackie Byrne
Bridgewood Trust

Michelle Roberts
COAST

Our Principles

The Trust operates to these main principles:

No charge is made for the services it provides. The organisation relies entirely on donations and voluntary contribution.

No payments are made to Trustees or volunteers. All funds raised go to maintaining and operating its boats.

The Trust does not incur debt. No purchases are made or commitments entered until full funding has been acquired.

The Trust does not hire out its boats. Those seeking private hire should approach a commercial operator.

What People Say About Us

Paul Coast
PHAB

Jackie Byrne
Bridgewood Trust

Michelle Roberts
COAST

Our Principles

The Trust operates to these main principles:

No charge is made for the services it provides. The organisation relies entirely on donations and voluntary contribution.

The Trust does not incur debt. No purchases are made or commitments entered until full funding has been acquired.

No payments are made to Trustees or volunteers. All funds raised go to maintaining and operating its boats.

The Trust does not hire out its boats. Those seeking private hire should approach a commercial operator.

Safeguarding at Safe Anchor Trust

 

Safe Anchor Trust is committed to safeguarding, from physical, sexual or emotional harm, neglect or bullying, all children and adults taking part in its activities.

We recognise that the safety, welfare and needs of children and adults are paramount and that all children and adults, irrespective of age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual or gender identity or social status, have a right to protection from discrimination and abuse.

The full policy can be downloaded here.

© 2018 Safe Anchor Trust

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Safe Anchor Trust Ltd
Registered Charity 1100071
Company No 4700044
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