How Your Donations Have Helped

Here are just some of the many ways that some of the various donations that the Baldwin Trust have received have helped us to continue our service to the local communities. 

BOAT REPAIR AND REFURBISHMENT.

Repair & RefurbishmentOur boat Dandelion has been in service for over forty years, first providing children’s holidays, as part of Leicester based charity, Leicester Adventures Afloat, before joining the Baldwin Trust in 2002. After so many years of service, Dandelion needed a lot of TLC to keep her ship-shape. In 2020, combined donations of nearly £18,000 allowed the Trust to improve safety, accessibility, and comfort for our passengers through the refurbishment of the lift, ramp, and safety gate. This work ensures our passengers in wheelchairs and with limited mobility can access our trips. In addition, twelve "covid compliant" chairs were also purchased and Dandelion had a full external paint job, making her ready for many more water miles in years to come.

NEW EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION

Bow TV CameraA one-off donation of £800 has paid for the installation of a bow camera system on Halseyon Days. This system will give visitors who are unable to leave the cabin a chance to watch the beautiful scenery passing us by on the inboard monitor. Other uses are being developed for the system.

VOLUNTEER UNIFORMS AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Safety VestsA donation of £1000 has allowed the Trust to buy buoyancy aids for our passengers. The safety of our passengers, particularly our younger visitors, is of paramount importance; donations enabling us to keep buoyancy aids on board means no one misses out on all the fun of a trip with us. This donation also enabled us to buy uniforms for our crew. These make our volunteers easily identifiable and help to keep them warm during the colder weather.

ON-BOARD KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

Tea Urn BoilerA donation of £75 enabled the Trust to buy a new water heater for Dandelion allowing our visitors to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while on their trips.

Thank you to all those who make a donation, however large or small, to the Trust; each donation contributes towards the realisation of our mission statement

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CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

c/o. 28 Holbourne Close

Barrow Upon Soar

Loughborough

Leicestershire

LE12 8NE

CONTACTS

Bookings:

Email: bookings@baldwintrust.co.uk

Phone: 07923 817718

 

Volunteers:

Email: volunteers@baldwintrust.co.uk

Phone: 07763 736906

 

General Enquiries:

Email: secretary@baldwintrust.co.uk

Phone: 07933 148952

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