Slow Tony is a well respected mechanic and at 67 is a veteran from the New Age travelling and boating scene in London. He woke up on Tuesday confronted by 7-8 canal and river trust enforcement officers, 5 police officers and a tugboat. they made him empty the entire contents (mainly tools) of his small boat onto the towpath and towed his boat away, making him and his dog (J-lo or Jennifer lop-ears) homeless.
If you have met Tony before it is likely that he has fixed your car, truck, bus or boat for a few beers! For anyone that knows Tony well, he is one of the most selfless characters you could ever meet and has helped hundreds of people and not asked for anything in return. He has also taught some of the best mechanics you may know!
Please dig deep, it's the end of the month now so payday for some! Imagine how many hundreds of thousands he has saved us together over the years!!!!
He has had warnings from the enforcement team but although he is the type of person that could strip and rebuild an engine blindfolded, sorting out paperwork or sending emails etc proves too challenging.
People were offering money to help him in purchasing a new home and licence. So I have set up this crowd-funder in hope we can get him and his dog a new home instead of staying on the streets. If enough money is raised, we should be able to make his home legal and now he has been offered help with all the legalities and paperwork which was his downfall in the first place. We need the funds to pay for a boat, BSS (British Safety, Certificate, Insurance and License. Even if you haven't got a penny to your name, please give it a share as one of your mates might want to help too. With your help I know we can achieve this.