Boat for disabled children

Published: Monday, 09 August 2010

A NARROWBOAT specially constructed for disabled children has been launched on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal by Bootle MP Joe Benton.

The 60ft Pride of Sefton Two replaced the original The Pride of Sefton One which carried Merseyside children along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal for the past 28 years.

At its launch Joe Benton remarked:

"Over the years I have always been very appreciative of the Pride of Sefton and what it does for disabled children. I have been on the original boat with my daughter when she was a child and we got to see some beautiful parts of the countryside—it was a wonderful experience.

The boat was built by Kater Marine after £110,000 was raised by The Pride of Sefton Narrowboat Committee over  two years, and has facilities for disabled children.