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Angel Community Canal Boat Trust (ACCT) is the charity which operates and manages the community canal boat ‘Angel II of Islington’ based at City Road lock, Islington, London for the benefit and use of local people, and particularly young people. Since 1976, our 12 berth community narrowboat has, each year, provided some 2000 young people and other disadvantaged … [Read more…]

Olympic Park Trip March 2015


Angel II took a look at the new waterways around the Olympic park on 22nd March 2015.  This fabulous new route around the Olympic site is not currently open for public access by boat, but Angel and a crew of volunteers got a private trip.

QAVS Award Ceremony

QAVS Award Ceremony

On 5th February 2015 ACCT was formally awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service by Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington, Dr Charles Goodson-Wickes DL in the presence of the Mayor of Islington, Councillor Theresa Debono, in the Mayor’s Parlour at Islington Town Hall. AGM 25th June 2014 The Trust’s AGM took place at Diespeker Wharf.  Presentations … [Read more…]

Islington’s Angel Boat receives prestigious award Royal recognition for volunteers’ work

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Angel Boat (Angel Community Canal Boat Trust) is delighted to have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (announced  on 2nd June 2014).  The award recognises the tremendous amount of unpaid time and hard work which has been provided by our volunteers since 1976 in managing, running, crewing and maintaining our charity’s Islington-based community … [Read more…]

Volunteers – training and get-together


Our volunteer day at Angel’s mooring at Diespeker Wharf was a huge success. The weather was predictably wet and breezy, but the enthusiasm of our Fifers rose well above it. We had 16 Fifers plus three kids and a couple of spouses.  (The Fifers were all volunteers at the Olympic opening ceremony.) We entertained from … [Read more…]

Caris Boxing Club hits the waterways


Homeless boxers at Caris Boxing Club in Islington have just returned from a week-long trip along England’s waterways. The club, which doesn’t charge any of its boxers to train, worked hard to raise the funds needed to take a team of its regular boxers away on a narrow boat trip, giving them a chance to … [Read more…]