Aspiring canoers can now take advantage of brand new showering and changing facilities, as a result of a donation from grant giving charity, Talbot Village Trust.

Harbour Challenge Outdoor Education Centre received funding to renew the facilities at their centre in Hamworthy Park. Talbot Village Trust donated more than £20,000 to the charity to expand its changing rooms and fit hot showers for members to use.

The centre offers activities for people of all ages and abilities, including kayaking, climbing, archery, sailing, and coasteering among others. All income from commercial activities goes towards supporting our charitable work.

Trustee Russell Lucas-Rowe, of Talbot Village Trust said: “Every year we receive hundreds of applications to the Trust from charities needing our help. Whether it be renovation work, new ventures or the replacement of equipment, we look forward to assessing each and every cause.

“Harbour Challenge stood out to us, as their facilities can directly impact on the visitors attracted to the centre. With new showers, disabled facilities, and changing rooms, the work of this great charity can continue and grow.”

Chris Hurlock, principal at Harbour Challenge, added: “Talbot Village Trust has been extremely supportive of Harbour Challenge helping to fund vital projects. Previously, the Trust also assisted with funding to replace our septic tank and to provide essential training to members of our staff, all of which are crucial to the day to day running of our centre.

“Harbour Challenge is extremely grateful for the Trust’s support in helping to ensure the completion of the refurbishment in time for our 20th anniversary which we are celebrating during 2016.”

Talbot Village Trust meets biannually, and is now accepting applications for funding from both previous and new applicants in the area. Visit