Summer Youth Activities at the Peter Le Marchant Trust 

As we draw to a close a very busy summer period for the trust, we are delighted to tell you about all the great activities we have been doing on our base with 12-25 year old with almost 300 young people engaged in the trust’s work and activities. 

We have hosted 4 weeks of National Citizen Service volunteers who have done environmental work, with litter collecting and awareness on our canals and rivers, fundraised over £3000 for the trust, helping with our pirate trips, making and selling bird boxes and lots of cakes and created two new garden areas on our base. We thank them for their hard work. 

We have also had 2 weeks of young people from the Princes Trust learning to become crew members for us, all of which have passed and are now fully qualified to help by volunteering on our boat trips. With an additional week renovating two pedalos for the trust. 

Our own crew training session week was also successful, with young people coming forward through social media and returning from other organisations to us such as those from the NCS and Princes Trust 

We have also had a series of other activities including  

  • Canoeing (canoes loaned from the Canal and River Trust) 
  • An Introduction to Crew Training – for those not yet old enough to crew but a taster of what they could do volunteering for the trust 
  • Fishing Coaching – from the Canal and River Trust’s award winning Coaches 
  • Go Wild – Bug hunts, exercise and games by the water 
  • Lego boat building – with their own Lego boat to take home 
  • Litter picking – on and off the water 

The trust are looking forward to welcoming more young people helping at the trust over the summer months with some very exciting projects on the horizon. 

We thank you all for coming to the trust and look forward to seeing lots of you volunteering in the future.