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Winter Art Competition

The winners of our Winter Art Competition were Sherwood Grange Care Home, who entered a communal collage and a poem, ensuring that all floors of the home could take part. They win a 3-hour cruise on Thames Discoverer, later in the year.

The runners up were Keith Knox and Terry Kemp who each receive 2 free places on a volunteer cruise later in the year.

Please click here for further details and to see all the entries.

Win this beautiful table

Mike Orme, a former RTS member, has carved the river from source to sea in this beautiful table, made of Indian Sheesham wood, and illuminated its path in silver leaf.  Mike is kindly offering the table, entitled “The Silver River” to raise funds for River Thames Boat Project (RTBP). (Dimensions:140cm long, 46.5 cm wide, 45.5cm high).

RTBP are organising a raffle to win the table. Tickets cost £10 each.   

Participants must be over 16 and members of the River Thames Boat Project.

If you would like to enter the raffle, please email: 

  • your name,  
  • the number of tickets you would like to purchase and  
  • a contact telephone number and email address to 

    and send payment (number of tickets x £10) to: 
  • Account Name:              River Thames Boat Project 
  • Account Number:         00007014 
  • Sort Code:                         40-52-40 
    Or send a cheque made payable to “River Thames Boat Project” to RTBP, Trowlock Way, Teddington, TW11 9QY. 

    Once payment has been received, you will be informed of your ticket number(s).  
    The draw for the table will take place on: Friday 8thJanuary 2021 and the winner will be notified by telephone.  
    Mike will deliver the table within one hour’s drive of Windsor.  Further by negotiation.

Please contact us with any questions on 020 8940 3509 or 

For further information about Mike’s
work visit, or email mike@ Mike can replicate any
coastline, island, river, lake, marina or
harbour in any solid wood as a table, desk,
door or wall art piece. He is offering to
donate 10% of the profits from any order
placed by RTBP members

Green Saturday Sale: get some early Christmas goodies and raise money for RTBP

Pippa’s friend has organised a Green Saturday sale (rather than a Black Friday one).

Idea: table top sale of good quality items including homeware, toys, mistaken purchases PLUS retro, vintage, repurposed, upcycled and homemade creations.

20% of all money taken goes to charity. Pippa has a table and her chosen charity is the River Thames Boat Project. It would be great if you could come along and support this local, environmental event.

Date: Saturday 23rd November
Time: 10am – 12 noon
Venue: United Reform Church Hall, 35 Hampton Hill High Street, TW12 1NB
Tea and homemade cakes available

See flyer here for more details.

River Thames Boat Project AGM

Please note that the AGM of the River Thames Boat Project will take place at 8pm on Monday 4th November at The Pavilion Health Club, Hurst Lane, East Molesey, KT8 9DX.

Members will receive the papers by email (or post: if requested).

The General Report and Financial Statements for 2018-19 are available by going to the About Us page of this website and clicking on the More Information link.