Charity Donation to the “Replace Kitty Trip Boat” Fundraising Campaign


***This donation is for individuals. For business donations, please click here***

The Society are raising funds to replace our trip boat “Kitty”. A canal boat can only go on for so long before repairs become almost impossible to sustain.  Kitty is nearing the end of her life and we plan to replace her with an all-electric boat.  Kitty is named after the last horse to tow boats along the canal, so it’s fitting that with your help she will be replaced by a boat with an equally environmentally sound power unit!

An Electric Revolution

As well as making the new Kitty non-polluting and all-electric, we also plan to install several charging points on the canal in Woking which will represent the first step towards making the canal fully electric for all users.

Better adapted for the Less Abled

The new Kitty will be much better adapted for the less abled, being designed from scratch to allow easier wheelchair access and provide enough space for an on-board toilet.

Kitty is a Community Resource 

Kitty is very much a community resource which in addition to introducing thousands of visitors each year to the beauty of one of the finest canal environments in the UK also provides trips for local schoolchildren, care homes, hospitals, heritage open days and people with disabilities. Kitty has also had a long association with the Children of Chernobyl taking children on trips each year.

You can make a financial donation to the Kitty Fundraising Campaign here. Please note that you will be making a financial donation to the Society, there is no tangible product attached to this process.

Select an amount you wish to to donate from the list. If you are a UK tax payer and select “Yes” in the Gift Aid box the Society will be able to collect a further 25% of your donation from the Government.

By selecting “Yes” in the Gift Aid box you are agreeing the following:

I am a UK taxpayer and would like the Basingstoke Canal Society to reclaim the tax on all donations I have made in the last four years and for all future gifts of money that I make to be Gift Aid donations. I understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year then it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

Thank you for your donation.

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Gift Aid?

Yes, No