2017 Events


3rd November 2017 – Bangers & Fireworks


6th November – AGM

18th November 2017 – Surbiton Farmers Market

Buy some early Christmas presents, support us and raise awareness.   9am-1pm, Maple Road, Surbiton, KT6.   More market details click here .

Want to help?  Volunteer for an hour or two, or donate a raffle prize, or donate new unwanted gifts for us to sell and raise funds.

December 2017- Christmas Collection outside Bentalls Kingston 

Details to follow.  Lots of volunteers needed for this event.  Donate just an hour.  Father Christmas outfits, bells, elf hats optional and encouraged, but not necessary, just bring a smile.  Last year’s Rotary Newsletter & pictures.

Past Events

2nd October 2017 – Friends Curry Night

Become a Friend to find out more.  Special evening on board the Thames Venturer.

9th September 2017 – Walton Heritage – Open Day

Come on board. No entry charge.  Find out about therapeutic cruises, educational programs, Eco-Venturers, School on the River and volunteering.

1-3 September 2017 – Friends Cruise

Become a Friend to find out more.

16th July 2017 – Boat Open Day

Open boat, no entry fee, chat to crew members and educational volunteers.     Serving refreshments and homemade cakes both indoors and on deck.  On sale a range of crafts and goods, river books and the launch of the new colouring book.  Childrens Games – Treasure Hunt Map, Roll the Dice, Splat the Ship’s Rat.  Fantastic Raffle prize donated by Le Boat.  Statistics: £650 fundraised, 271 visitors on board.  In Canbury Gardens on the same day was the Kingston Rotary Club Dragon Boat Race.  We were their chosen charity for 2017.

June 2017 – Volunteer Fair Richmond

Awareness table at Richmond Adult Community College.  Raising lots of awareness.

 June 2017 – Art Auction

Charlie Ross, celebrity antiques expert and well known Auctioneer  auctioned the late Desmond Jones, artworks at Richmond College.  His family held the auction for local charities.  RTBP Lot Number 1,  “Sirens” .

June 2017 – Friends’ Evening Cruises

Gorgeous long summer evenings cruising upriver from the mooring in Kingston to Hampton Court for Friends and their guests. £45 pp including welcome cocktail, food and drinks.

March 2017 – Kew Rotary Quiz Night

A great team of six RTBP crew and partners attended this event and came 7th in the Quiz, (only a few points difference between 7th and 1st!).  We were chosen as one of the three beneficiary charities by Kew Rotary and we were awarded £580.   Thank you Kew Rotary.  Date for your diary: next year is 9/3/18.

February 2017– Hampton Court Half Marathon 


Crew member, Mike Mendelson’s ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon and other volunteers manned the official Dockside Water Station.  Raising £600+ gift aid = £683 

February 2017- Ealing SEND

RTBP awareness table at the Ealing Parent Carer Forum for Families, Ealing Town Hall, 24th February.  For families that include children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs.

February 2017- Teachers’ Twilight Open Afternoon

Meet our Education Coordinator and view an informal display of our educational work, with complimentary refreshments.  3pm-6pm, The Barge Dock, Kingston.  Express your interest in attending to zaria@thamesboatproject.org   Details HERE