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News article created on 16 February 2016

Homeless shelter adopts canal in Chester

A stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester has been adopted by the Richmond Court homeless shelter.

Richmond Court homeless shelter Richmond Court homeless shelter, Chester

The Richmond Court homeless shelter will be helping the us care of this area of canal as part of our ‘Adopt a Canal’ initiative.

The group, which was presented with the official adoption certificate last week, will start work in March, initially taking part in an angling and photography workshop. The group’s first hands-on task will be painting the railings alongside the canal near Hoole Lock.

Ani Sutton, development and engagement manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “Canals and rivers are a terrific resource to have on our doorstep and we only hope more people follow the lead of groups like this in caring for their local waterway. Sarah McGrady, the group leader, is obviously very proud of this waterway and it’s great that the homeless shelter are doing their bit to help improve the local area.

“Our time and money is spent on major priority repairs like repairing locks, bridges, aqueducts and towpaths, so the work of our amazing volunteer groups is essential and brings huge and equally vital benefits.”