Disabled and disadvantaged children and adults can now have a wonderful day out on the river Thames, thanks to the Rivertime Boat Trust.
Each day trip involves a small group of passengers, cruising on a spacious, purpose-designed 42-foot boat named ‘Rivertime’.
'Rivertime' is equipped with a ramp and a lift for wheelchairs. There is a toilet for the disabled and a large saloon with a sliding roof for sunny days. The boat can take 12 passengers (including carers) and always goes out with a fully qualified skipper and experienced crew member. There is a small galley for tea, coffee and biscuits. You are welcome to bring your own picnic.
Our objective is to meet your requirements and ensure that all aboard have a really memorable experience in this specially built boat.
The Rivertime Boat Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission to:
We have established a strong team who contribute in a unique way to the Trust
We are really pleased and honoured to have been presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2012. The award recognises volunteering work that is a social, economic or environmental service to the local community.
The award citation said: "The Rivertime Boat Trust provides a unique experience for disabled, disadvantaged and needy groups of all kinds from the Thames Valley and further afield along the river. It was founded in 2006 because previously there had been no boat operating for disabled and disadvantaged people on the River Thames between Windsor and Oxford."
The award was presented to Simon and Pat Davis by the Hon Mrs Mary Baylis JP.