The charity making life better by water

Lovely locks

Your thoughtful gift could help give volunteers the tools to brighten up a bridge or spruce up a lock.

A volunteer painting a lock gate

Your gift today could help give volunteers the paint, brushes and rollers they need to freshen up lock gates, paddles, signs and bridges.

With over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers to care for, our work to protect, restore and maintain them is never done. In fact, we have over 1,582 locks, 2,949 bridges, 280 aqueducts and 53 tunnels to keep looking their best.

Your gift could help to keep historic black and white lock gates looking smart and stop the metal work of our historic bridges rusting away. With thousands of volunteers ready to get to work, all they need now are the tools to get on with the job.

It's the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for canal history, helping to keep heritage alive today and for generations to come.

All the funds donated through our 'Gifts with love from canals' are directly allocated to our mission of protecting our waterways and the wildlife that depends on them, helping make life better by water.

Last Edited: 27 October 2023

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