Press Release – Sport England / National Lottery Grant

In these difficult times Kingfisher Canoe Club is glad to be able to share some very welcome good news.

As you may be aware, planning permission was granted for our new club store/changing facility at Abingdon Lock last year. Over the last few months we have signed a lease for a new site with the Environment Agency and, just recently, have received the excellent news that we have been awarded a National Lottery / Sport England grant of £36,000!

Find more in the full press release here –

Christmas Prize Draw

Kingfisher Canoe Club have had to move site and are raising funds to build a new club hut. In addition to a cash prize, several kind sponsors have donated prizes to help us reach our goal. We would be very grateful if you could please support us through our Christmas Prize Draw, to be drawn on 22nd December at 10.15am at Abingdon Lock.

Fantastic prizes include:

£100 Cash Prize
Miele Complete C3 Powerline Vacuum Cleaner – kindly donated by Miele
School of Rock London Show Tickets – kindly donated by Lord and Lady Lloyd Webber
Newbury Races Premier Enclosure Tickets – kindly donated by Newbury Race Course
Meal for 2 with Wine – kindly donated by The Cherry Tree, Steventon
£15 Voucher – kindly donated by Limoncello, Abingdon
2 Bottles of Wine – kindly donated by The King’s Head and Bell, Abingdon
Free Bike Check – kindly donated by Behind Bars, Abingdon

Please contact with any queries.

Help us build a New Home

After a three-year search looking at sites along both banks of the Abingdon stretch of the River Thames we have finally located and had plaaning permission granted to build a timber frame canoe storage and changing facilities for the club on Abingdon Lock Island.

With this hurdle completed we are now finalising plans for construction.

Although the club has the funds required to start construction we will require additional to complete the works. To this end we are seeking oportunities to apply for grants and asking for individual donations.

If you are able to support us our online fundraising page is now live here: