We work to teach people about the Thames so that everyone can take a part in planning a healthy future for the river. We want to give people from all parts of the community the chance to get out there exploring – along the river, on the foreshore and on boats.
How we started
The Trust was set up as an educational charity in 1988 by a group of people concerned for the future of the Thames. From small beginnings, the organisation has grown, establishing itself as an expert in Thames-related matters. We now have two full time officers, Jason Finch, the Trust Director, and Lorraine Conterio, our Trust Manager. We have a pool of freelance teachers who we call on to deliver our different programmes.
Our Annual Report and Accounts
Previous Annual Reports and Accounts can be found here
Support our work
Mountbatten Cards produce a beautiful series of charity Christmas Cards. You can nominate us as the charity you would like to give to and help fund the work of the trust.
Buy the cards here
What we do
We want everyone to have the chance to explore and get to know the Thames in London so we offer:
- River visits for schools, community groups, families and adults to investigate the Thames
- Training for teachers, youth leaders and staff of other Thames-related organisations
- Educational materials about the whole Thames Basin
- A consultancy service, offering expert advice on a range of Thames issues
We also run projects to help improve education and access to the river.
We also work with other groups along the Thames such as the Thames Learning Group, the Environment Agency, the Port of London Authority and the Thames Estuary Partnership to help plan a healthy future for the river.