Black Country Boating Festival does not receive any funding from council or government schemes. We therefore rely on sales across the bar and our amazing sponsors to ensure that all our costs are covered each and every year.

Without our valued sponsors running this event just wouldn’t be possible and its always a great way for us and our sponsors to show our love and commitment to the local and wider community. Below you can find details on this years sponsors and how to contact them directly.

We are Family Care Fostering, an independent fostering agency covering the Midlands and Northwest areas. Our mission is to significantly improve the lives of the children and young people we care for, and Since 1988, we have supported hundreds of young people on their journeys.

We are currently recruiting for kind-hearted individuals to make a life changing difference and join our family of foster carers.

We invite you to come and meet our friendly fostering team at The Black Country Boating Festival and ask any questions you have about becoming a foster carer.

We can’t wait to meet and talk with you all!

For more information in the meantime, visit our website now https://family-care.co.uk/fostering/

Founded in 1828, Talbots Law is primarily a West Midlands law firm, but does work for
clients all over the country. The team currently has over 450 staff located across 11 offices,
who specialise in all aspects of personal and commercial law. Talbots have expertise in
multiple niche specialisms which most other law firms are unable to offer. This includes
personal injury/medical negligence, family and childcare, new build developments and more.
The work done by the team is recognised at the highest level, with multiple national and
regional accreditations from the likes of the Legal 500 and the British Conveyancing awards.
They work with some of the biggest brands in the country, including banks and local
councils, and they’re trusted franchisee solicitors for the likes of Papa Johns and
McDonalds. If you or anyone you know need any legal advice or support, don’t hesitate to
get in touch by calling 0800 118 1500 or visiting talbotslaw.co.uk.

The Big Pet Store, Halesowen. The home of quality pet food, treats, accessories and advice for dogs, cats, small animals, cold water and tropical fish, poultry & wild life. We specialise in your pets happiness and well-being whether it be food or play things we always stock products that are beneficial to your pets health physically, nutritionally and mentally This is what makes us the ‘pet lovers pet store’


Thank you also to those below who have also contributed via donation to BCBF, these donations are gratefully received and play a huge part in helping us cover the costs of the festival.

BCBF is very lucky to have such a beautiful nature reserve to hold our event on. Bumble Hole nature reserve is a beautiful gem in Netherton surrounded by history and beauty.

However without the amazing volunteers at the Bumble Hole conservation group the land just wouldn’t look as beautiful and well kept. All year round these amazing volunteers work tirelessly to maintain and improve the space for wildlife and visitors.

This is also the case in the lead up and during our event in September where the volunteers work very closely with us to ensure that the site and paths are in a fantastic condition while maintaining the purpose of the site.

If you haven’t yet, please pop along to the visitors center and meet the amazing team of volunteers from the Bumble Hole Conservation Group and ask them about the hard work that they do.

On top of this year round commitment and support to BCBF. This year they have decided to donate to us and our event! So we would like to say a very big thank you. Not just for the donation but for everything they do!!

DIANA (Netherton) A big thank you to Diana who donated to this years BCBF through your friends at the Bumble Hole visitor centre, we appreciate your donation and it will go a very long way to ensuring this years event is a success.