Our Vision:

  • Dedicated to being the canal boat charity chosen for always providing great experiences that brighten and enrich lives.

Our Mission Statement:

  • We seek to make canal boating on our local/regional waterways accessible to all communities and people living with disabilities, enabling them to achieve the benefits and enjoyment of boating.

Our Strategic Aims:

  • To be widely recognised as a leading & trusted canal boat charity;
  • Offer an expanded range of beneficial & enjoyable services to our customers;
  • Achieve service excellence through a “One Team” culture of continuous improvement;
  • Grow and make best use of trust assets and resources to deliver trust objectives.

Our Operational Objectives:

  • To provide and maintain a fleet of boats with suitable design and facilities to achieve the aims of the Peter Le Marchant Trust.
  • To provide training, information and advice to service users and the volunteer force to ensure safe, efficient and enjoyable boating.
  • To promote an understanding of the Peter Le Marchant Trust and its aims amongst the user community as well as the community at large.
  • To raise enough funds & resources to further the work of the Peter Le Marchant Trust to ensure its financial viability and future.
  • To recruit and train enough volunteers to deliver the aims & objectives of the Peter Le Marchant trust in an efficient, accessible and professional manner.
  • To ensure the effective operation of the office and base to meet the aims & objectives of the Peter Le Marchant Trust.
  • To comply with all legislation, requirements and best practice issued by organisations which influence or regulate the operations of the Peter Le Marchant Trust.

Our Values:

  • Community: We will bring people and organisations together and make connections in our communities based on mutual trust and understanding. By sharing, learning, working and contributing together, we can achieve so much more
  • Teamwork: We will have a “One Team” culture where we continually release the potential of and develop the skills of all our people. We will work enthusiastically together to achieve our goals, ambitions and outcomes
  • Compassion: We will provide a caring and supportive environment for all our customers and show kindness, care and a willingness to go the extra mile to meet their needs
  • Creativity: We will be creative and entrepreneurial searching for the potential, possibilities and inspiration that delivers great service and enjoyable, enriching experiences for our customers
  • Stewardship: We will identify what is important, set clear objectives and implement best practice in sustaining and managing the Trust’s resources and assets. We will set high standards for financial management, operations and administration.
  • Integrity: We will treat people fairly and ensure all our activities are conducted in a way that is honest and transparent and follow strong and consistent ethical principles and values