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Charity no. 1103542, company no. 5088108


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Annual report for 2013/14 now available here



Islington’s Angel Boat receives prestigious award

Royal recognition for volunteers’ work


The Angel Boat (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust) is delighted to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (announced  on 2nd June 2014).  The award recognises the tremendous amount of unpaid time and hard work which has been provided by our volunteers since 1976 in managing, running, crewing and maintaining our charity’s Islington-based community canal boat, and the benefit that this has brought to our local community.  As the official citation recognises, our volunteers have enabled many thousands of “young, disadvantaged, elderly and isolated people on day and residential trips to enjoy the waterways’ environment, and experience working together as crew and living aboard”. 


The Angel Boat and some volunteers on its Islington mooring


The award comes at a time when the latest round of local authority budget cuts is expected to see the end of the charity’s existing core funding under a service agreement with Islington Council.  Volunteers will now have to spend much more time on seeking alternative funding streams to secure the Angel Boat’s future.

 See press release


  • Explore the fascinating world of canals
  • Learn about our environment and the history of our waterways
  • See London from a unique perspective
  • Live aboard and enjoy the countryside.

Discover more about our trips, from short day trips through the canals of London, to longer residential adventures into the countryside. Make use of us as a base for a week, a day, or just a few hours! Find our more about our different trips and activities.

For an external link to Boating UK and a programme about the Angel Boat, click here  

For a video created by one of our recent users on a summer residential trip, click here 

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Last updated: 26 June 2014



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    07970 175 488 (skipper)
    07983 316 752 (development officer)

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