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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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We are inviting residents and businesses in Sheffield to help show the love for their local waterway by supporting the city’s new summertime Towpath Taskforce.
This drop-in volunteering group has been set up by us to ensure the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal is looking its best for the Sheffield Waterfront Festival, 23-24 September.
The Sheffield Towpath Taskforce will tackle a variety of tasks, including lock painting, cutting back overgrown bushes, litter picking and graffiti removal, to make the canal an even more attractive place for people to visit. No experience is necessary and we will provide all tools and equipment together with expert, friendly support.
The group will meet from 10am to 2pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month between now and the end of September. Meetings will take place in a variety of locations near to Victoria Quays along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal.
Becca Dent, our volunteering development co-ordinator said: "We’re looking for people who enjoy spending time outdoors in the fresh air and want to make a difference and improve their local environment. No previous experience or long-term commitment is necessary, people can join us for as long or as often as suits. We’ve had great success with Towpath Taskforce groups in other parts of the region and I’m sure that the people of Sheffield will get behind this and help to make the most of their special waterway."
The Sheffield & Tinsley Canal will host the Waterfront Festival ahead of celebrating its bicentenary in 2019. Tom Wright, our development & engagement manager added: "We want to ensure there’s something for everyone to love on their local canal or river, from a traffic-free route to school, to somewhere to unwind at the weekend. Through initiatives like the Towpath Taskforce and the Waterfront Festival we hope to help even more people across the city discover this wonderful resource on their doorstep."
Anyone interested in volunteering is invited to contact Becca Dent: email@example.com
For more information on volunteering with Towpath Taskforce, visit here.
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