This Friday we're inviting residents of Hackney to help brighten and clean up around the Kingsland Road basin, by blitzing the towpath and clearing floating litter. Volunteers will be rewarded at the end of two hours with a screening of two iconic canal films and free popcorn.
The clean-up will take place between 5pm to 7pm and volunteers will meet at The Proud Archivist at 10 Hertfort Road N1 SET. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their friends and colleagues along. All tools and equipment will be provided and volunteers should wear old clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty and hard-soled shoes (no flip flops!).
The work is part of our summer volunteering project, which will take place across London’s canal network. These monthly events are aimed at encouraging people to come out after work, meet new friends and get their hands dirty while helping to protect some of London’s most important industrial heritage and wildlife habitat.
Debbie Vidler, volunteer co-ordinator for the Canal & River Trust in London says: “We want to provide easy fun opportunities for people to turn up after work and do something useful over the summer. No previous experience is needed and it is an opportunity to meet other Londoners and to socialise in a new way. One event a month can make a dent, but regular volunteer efforts will make a real difference to the thousands of people that use and love London’s canals.”
For more details about the event please contact Becky Williams on 07799 436 816