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10 reasons to take up canoeing
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
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We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Volunteers working to restore their hut alongside the canal in Wilmcote, after it was burnt down last year by vandals, have been given a helping hand from B&Q, the nation’s biggest DIY chain.
The chain’s store in Stratford-Upon-Avon has donated kitchen cupboards and worktops to the team, who work on behalf of the Canal & River Trust. Once installed, the volunteers, who help keep boaters moving through the locks on the Stratford Canal, will have a kitchen area and somewhere comfortable to spend their rest breaks.
Paul Roache, volunteer for the Canal & River Trust, said: “I’m touched that B&Q have made this wonderful donation and helped us fit out our volunteer hut. We were all devastated when it burnt down but thanks to the generosity of our local B&Q branch, we will soon have the hut fully open, just in time for the summer holiday season.”
Simon Liddell from B&Q, said: “When we heard what had happened to the volunteer hut at Wilmcote we wanted to try and help get the volunteers back on their feet. Donating this kitchen furniture will hopefully mean that that the volunteers working for the Canal & River Trust will have somewhere to grab a cup of tea and shelter from the weather.”
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