Today (Tuesday 5th May) we are taking part in Giving Tuesday Now, a day where you can do something to support the good causes you believe in.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of unity in response to Coronavirus where we can all come together to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for the incredible outpouring of compassion we have witnessed during this crisis. Today is also be a day to celebrate and support charities such as ourselves who are continuing with their important work in challenging circumstances. We need support now to help make sure we will still be there in the future.
We are a volunteer-run non-profit registered charity (number 1047777) who provide narrowboat holidays to bona fide groups, enabling disadvantaged children access to our waterways system and the many social and health benefits derived from this.
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The coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic has had a huge impact on us all and continues to do so. And LNBP Community Boating is no exception.
All our potential customers have withdrawn their bookings for this spring and summer based on social distancing advice from their organisation’s leadership and Central Government. In addition we are not accepting any further bookings for the foreseeable period.
We are dependent on this hire income generated through the boating season, particularly as our overheads – which include insurance, licences and mooring charges – are ongoing. However at the moment we cannot claim insurance compensation for business interruption. Also the government has as yet not offered monetary aid to charities such as ourselves.
So not operating our boats has a substantial impact not only during the current time, but also potentially on our short and long term futures. To put things into context, we are looking at a loss of income from hire charges of approximately £20,000. This could not only negatively impact the valuable services we provide, but also threaten the very existence of our charity as we approach our 40th year in 2021.
So please help now and support LNBP Community Boating
You can make a difference by making a small donation via our Total Giving page HERE
We appreciate times are tough at present, but any contribution you can consider making will make such a difference.
We thank you for taking time to read this note and your consideration. And please do share with your contacts, family and friends.
Thank you for your support…and stay safe, stay at home, save lives.