"We make the pens right here on the boat. It started as a hobby, but it soon grew into a business and we’ve been trading for a year now. We’ve always been totally fascinated by the history of the waterways, so many of our pens are actually crafted from the wood from parts of historical narrowboats - it’s a chance for people to own a piece of history.
We give 25% of the profits back to the boat owners, so it feels like it comes full circle. One of the boats we’ve helped is almost ready to go back into the water and will be used to take disadvantaged kids on boat trips, giving them their first experience of being on the canals.
Hopefully in 2016 we can do even more to help."
James & Debbie, Birmingham Floating Market