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Dragonfly narrow boat overhaul - a public appeal for £12,000

Dragonfly is the Canal Trust’s narrow boat. She is probably the best known and loved attraction on the Wilts & Berks Canal restoration project. She has worked hard and reliably as our main canal trip boat for several years, crewed entirely by our volunteer members. She has given great pleasure to her local friends in Swindon and to visitors from far and wide.

Dragonfly was built in 2010 and now needs an overhaul and refurbishment before the 2020 summer season to enable the Trust to continue offering trips from her Wichelstowe base in West Swindon.

The Trust has launched an appeal, with a target of £12,000, to lift Dragonfly from the canal and take her to a safe working place for an overhaul and refurbishing project which has been carefully planned to keep her time out of service to a minimum.

You can contribute any amount you wish to give. To contribute online use the form below. If you are a UK taxpayer please complete the Gift Aid details below so we can reclaim an extra 25% in tax. If you would rather pay by bank transfer please transfer your donation to Sort code 30-98-41 Account No 04754108 with the reference Dragonfly10. All contributions will be acknowledged.

Please help us to keep this popular community asset in good working order for many years to come so that we can invite you and your families back on board later in the year.

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