Have compatibility fundraisers took section in a sports activities problem to boost £3,600 for the Wilts & Berks Canal Accept as true with.
The primary Wichelstowe Video games have been hung on on the finish of August at the southern fringe of Swindon, the place a brief stretch of the waterway has already been restored.
Organised by means of the brand new Corridor & Woodhouse pub adjoining to the canal, groups competed throughout 4 occasions – biking, mountaineering, canoeing and a tug-of-war.
The cash raised will give a boost to the development of a brand new slipway offering secure get entry to into the water close to Beavans Bridge.
Tessa Lanstein is the top of tasks and a member of the manager committee for the Wilts & Berks Canal Accept as true with.
“We’re sincerely thankful for being selected as the primary beneficiary of the inaugural Wichelstowe Video games and we’re overjoyed it used to be this sort of luck.
“The canal is already proving to be a big asset for the area people and this match has supplied much-needed budget to proceed its recovery, in the end offering an important new supply of employment, recreational and tourism, in addition to a brand new natural world hall.”
The development used to be the brainchild of Karl Drew, normal supervisor of the Corridor & Woodhouse pub, he mentioned:
“We needed to prepare a a laugh match to provide one thing again to the area people and have been overjoyed to give a boost to the Wilts & Berks Canal Accept as true with at our first video games.
“We’re fortunate to have this sort of stunning waterway on our doorstep and look ahead to the day when it’s totally restored, offering a brand new vacationer enchantment which can spice up the native financial system.”
The purpose of the Wilts & Berks Canal Accept as true with is to revive the waterway from the Kennet & Avon Canal close to Melksham to the Thames & Severn Canal close to Cricklade and the River Thames close to Abingdon, connecting Chippenham, Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett and Swindon.
Please discuss with: www.wbct.org.united kingdom for more info.