With one in eight people having no access to private outside space, over the past year canals have become vital back gardens for many.

We believe that no other UK charity brings so much free, open and accessible blue and green space to the doorsteps of so many people and we want to keep it that way.

But looking after these precious spaces is costly and takes many hands.

Today, we are asking for you to help us make canal spaces blue, green and better. Together we can bring nature back to our towns and cities and deliver health, happiness and wellbeing to millions of people everywhere.