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 A big thank you to Ashley Dalton and his team from the wonderful Canterbury Punting Company. Ashley contacted the Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group wanting to hold a special charity day to help raise awareness of our group.

Ashley very kindly offered free punting for our families and even the promise of donating the profits of the day to the group.

Ten of our families took up the offer and all really thoroughly enjoyed the experience, learning more about the rich history of Canterbury as we travelled along the River Stour, all expertly told by Ashley and his staff who really gave us the 'red carpet' treatment. We were all really impressed with their professionalism and great attention to health and safety which was very reassuring to some of our group who were initially a bit nervous of boarding the boats.

Everyone commented on just how much they had enjoyed themselves, many saying that it was something they had not considered doing before, but would definitely be doing it again.

We can highly recommend the experience if ever you are in Canterbury, and other than the excellent Punting, they have a great coffee shop too.


The Canterbury Punting Company can be found in Water Lane, just off Stour Street which you can find at the side of Chimichangas on the High Street (previously the old Post Office). Visit their website by clicking HERE

We are really grateful to them all for a wonderful day and for raising more than 500 for the group - a MASSIVE thank you!!

Canterbury Punting Company produced a video capturing some of the day, please take a look by clicking below.



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