The Ladybird Boat Trust
The Ladybird Boat Trust (LBT) was set up in 2013 and is based at Hartford Marina near Huntingdon. The vessel Ladybird is wheelchair accessible and accommodates up to 20 passengers in a large heated cabin complete with kitchen and wheelchair accessible toilet facilities. The open foredeck area enables passengers to enjoy to the full the magnificent scenery and wildlife on the river.
The service operates from mid April to early October and is crewed by a Boatmaster and trained crew, all of whom are volunteers who give up their time and skills to run over 100 trips each year. A typical trip is between 10am and 3pm, and is either upstream towards Godmanchester and Brampton, or down to the Hemingfords and St Ives.
Trips are open to groups of the disadvantaged or disabled, young or elderly (and their carers) based within reasonable road travel distance from our base on the Great Ouse near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. Many groups return year after year and the annual boat trip is a highlight in their year.
In 2018 we had nearly 140 bookings made and we welcomed many Specialist Groups, Day Centres, Care Homes and many other groups.
The Trust works hard to cover the £17,000 annual running costs and is fortunate to have generous donors who continue to support its activities. If passengers are able to make a donation themselves this is always very gratefully received.
The major costs we have to meet are include Mooring fees; Insurance; Maritime & Coastguard Agency annual survey costs; Maintenance & lift out costs and Fuel.
|Contact:||Jenni Jones (Secretary)|
|Address:||Ladybird Boat Trust, Hartford Marina|
Banks End, Wyton
|Categories:||Community Groups, Charity, Caravans, Boats & Camping|
Information last updated Tue, 13 Jul 2021 14:12.