Friends and Supporters Association

The Trust needs your help. The Trust has been operating for over 40 years and has been weaving its magic for the many thousands of disabled and seriously ill people it has taken on the inland waterways of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and beyond.

With between 3,000 and 5,000 visitors using the boats each year, the costs associated with the Trust continue to increase. Your support can help us to do what we do best by giving our disabled and seriously ill clients a day of brightness and a greatly appreciated holiday of a lifetime. It will also help the Trust to remain a vibrant and contributing member of the canal community of which it is a well known and much-loved member.

Your help and interest will enable us to continue all our work with the disabled and seriously ill, as the boats continue to play their part in the conservation and maintenance of the magnificent but fragile environmental legacy the canals provide, and help to keep them open for everyone for generations to come.

How you can help

Become a member of the Peter Le Marchant Trust’s Friends and Supporter’s Association and for a minimum of just £2.50 per month (£30 per annum); you would be helping us to ensure the Peter Le Marchant Trust for many years to come.

For example:

  • £23 pays for a day trip for one disabled/seriously ill person on Symphony
  • £50
  • £100 could give one person a 4 day holiday on Serenade
  • £200  will pay the all Trusts diesel for a whole week enabling 10 people to have a holiday on Serenade, over 100 people their joyful day on Symphony, and one family living with disability to enjoy a week long adventure together on Melody
  • £500
  • £1,000


To become a member of the Peter Le Marchant Trust Supporters’ Circle, all you have to do is make a donation of £2.50 per month (£30 or more per annum).
You can do this online though our JustGiving page by completing the the monthly donations form. Alternatively complete the application form on this leaflet; set up a standing order and send it in to us at the address provided.

>>Download Friends and Supporters Association leaflet and application form