Husband and wife duo push the boat out for charity
23 November 2018
A husband and wife duo from Falmouth that charter boat trips on the River Fal have raised
£1,000 for local sight loss charity iSightCornwall.
Anne and Alan Cox give up their time to organise six boat trips a year through Enterprise Boats, even providing their own commentary on board. And because the boats are chartered, they can go to parts of the Fal River that other boat trips don’t reach. All of the profits from the ticket sales and on-board raffles go towards the couple’s chosen charities.
Keen historians, Anne and Alan also raise money by travelling around the county sharing their knowledge of local history with talks on all sorts of subjects from Cornish curiosities to Cornish lighthouses and life on the Isles of Scilly. The donations from their presentations also go towards their charity fundraising.
In the past 10 years the couple have organised over 60 boat trips, presented over 500 talks and raised over £10,000 for local charities. “The amount of time that Alan and Anne dedicate to fundraising is phenomenal,” said Terri Rosnau-Ward, chief executive of iSightCornwall. “We are so grateful that they have chosen to support us this year. We rely on donations to provide our essential services and all of the money raised stays in Cornwall to support local people living with sight loss. Earlier this year we launched the Sight Appeal in a bid to raise £50,000. Thanks to Alan and Anne’s generous contribution we are now over halfway towards our target.”
iSightCornwall has been supporting blind and partially sighted people in Cornwall for over160 years. Established in 1856 to help miners who lost their sight due to the hazardous working conditions at the time, the charity now supports over 4,000 visually impaired people each year to lead active and independent lives.
To find out more about next year’s ‘up the creek’ boat tours contact Anne or Alan on 01326 316716.