The Ethel Trust Community Barge

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The Ethel Trust Community Barge

We are a registered charity, serving the communities of South Yorkshire and beyond. Wherever possible, we seek to provide subsidized and even free trips, either as day trips or residential experiences, on our purpose built barge, the Ethel. These trips are provided for the benefit of community groups and organisations, for both young and old, and for people of all abilities and needs. All excursions are staffed by our volunteer skippers and crew.

We aim to be fully inclusive and operate for the benefit of the whole community. We have full wheelchair access and will always do our utmost to accommodate any user group, whatever their needs may be. We have significant experience dealing with groups with very diverse needs – from groups of young people with Autistic Spectrum conditions, to groups of elderly people with dementia or personal care needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to cater for all individuals, groups and needs. Please do not hesitate to discuss this with us as we believe that Ethel should be able to serve each and every member of our community. We aim to be the best, but we know there is always more that we can do.
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Ethel offers a unique, fully inclusive, waterborne experience, to individuals and groups, from all sections of the community, and across all age ranges and abilities, throughout the Yorkshire region and beyond.

We hope to be able to offer you or your group a special day out on-board Ethel.

Please browse our website, and get in touch if you feel we may be able to help – we are here to serve you in your community, including individual users as well as our more traditional client base.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Best wishes,
The Ethel Community Barge team
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