BRUCE TRUST BOAT HOMEWARD BOUND FROM HER SUCCESSFUL VOYAGE TO THE PARALYMPICS
The Diana is now on the final stage of her 5-week, 165-mile, return voyage to the Paralympics. During her time moored on the Regent’s Canal, as near to the Olympic Stadium as security would allow, The Diana has provided accommodation to dozens of disabled visitors from all over the UK who have been visiting the Paralympics.
It was a particular honour for the Bruce Trust to welcome aboard a group of men and women of the Armed Services who are going through rehabilitation at Headley Court.
For the final part of The Diana’s epic journey back to her base at Great Bedwyn, she will again be crewed by members of local Rotary Clubs who are offering day trips to groups of people with special needs.
Stated Trust founder, David Bruce: “This whole adventure to the Paralympics has been a huge success in every way. It has given my Trust a unique opportunity not only to provide day trips en route each way to local groups of disabled people but also to provide an invaluable overnight base near the Olympic Stadium for dozens of disabled visitors to the Paralympics from throughout the UK. None of this would have been possible without my Trust’s wonderful voluntary helpers and, of course, the many members of Newbury, Hungerford and Thatcham Rotary Clubs”.