The Big Splash is an appeal to help support the many waterway-based charities in our local communities to ensure their survival during these unprecedented times. Without immediate help, the lockdown implications of the coronavirus pandemic could prove disastrous for many of these charitable organisations.
The future of these charities - who provide vital opportunities for communities & local people who enjoy the many aspects of our canal network, often disadvantaged, with disabilities or simply unable to otherwise enjoy the waterways - is threatened. Many of these charities and volunteer organisations have seen their fundraising income drastically reduced, putting the benefit they provide to so many communities at risk.
These very local charities provide people with opportunities in life where, and when, it is needed the most - our canals greatly assist the health and well being of the hundreds of people who visit them daily. In many cases, helping tackle loneliness and dementia, supporting disadvantaged children and young people, while providing valuable tourist and community facilitites ~ the list of benefits provided by our canals and our volunteer force goes on and on.
What all these organisations have in common is that they carry out their invaluable work on our wonderful waterways bringing beauty and well being to the heart of diverse communities. Some of this work is highlighted in the Case Study section of this web site
, and is also featured in this You Tube video .... https://youtu.be/Tbq0pZ0lg14
All funds raised in the Big Splash Campaign will go direct to the charity you wish to support by way of their Just Giving pages.
Please give generously ~ your charities will appreciate it.