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Become a Friend of Rickmansworth Waterways Trust!

The Trust is a small charity with a big output, has one full time member of staff and relies on volunteers for most of its work.

If you cannot help as a volunteer you can still help as a Friend in supporting the Trust’s work.  Your contribution will help make the best of our local waterways heritage for others, and in particular to

  • Look after the Batchworth area, promoting and supporting the work of the Trust itself, helping people learn about the Waterways heritage around Rickmansworth.
  • Support to run the various activities at Batchworth, including the Lock Centre and our Education programme.
  • Help to maintain the boats, both the working boat Roger and our trip boats Pride and Spirit of Batchworth.


As a friend you’ll receive our twice yearly newsletter “The Batchworth Telegraph”, in spring and autumn and find out how we are using your contribution. You can meet other Friends at our AGM and other social events and your financial contribution could also be eligible for Gift Aid!

So please – become a Friend of Rickmansworth Waterways Trust, by completing the accompanying application. Your donation (within Gift Aid especially) would support our work.

Links to recent issues of Batchworth Telegraph – the Newsletter of the Friends of RWT, can be found here.

And your company can be a Business Friend!

Our Business Friends associate themselves with the work of the Trust, and we acknowledge that with a display version of the membership card, and by showing their logo or badge in the Batchworth Telegraph and on a display in the Canal Centre. We thank them for their vital support! The membership form is the same.

Be a friend - join the Friends!

Friends Membership Application form >

Please return completed application forms to the address on the contacts page.

Some helpful links

How to find us

Download our map for our location and information on parking and transport links.

Join the Friends of RWT

Download the application form.

Supporting us

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust relies on our many supporters.

You can become a volunteer, in any aspect of our work including our administration, but also in boating, conservation or education.

Rickmansworth Waterways Trust is a local educational and community charity. Help us make a difference.

You could become a Friend of RWT.

You could sponsor any of our activities, including the Festival or our Education programmes.

Be the first to know

Keep up to date by signing up to receive our newsletter by email.

If you want to catch up on recent news from the Trust you can download the latest issues of our twice yearly newsletter, The Batchworth Telegraph.