Worcester, Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society wins £1,000 after public vote - The Droitwich Standard

Worcester, Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society wins £1,000 after public vote

Droitwich Editorial 9th Oct, 2022   0

A THOUSAND pounds has been given to the Worcester, Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society from the Movement for Good Awards.

The charity aims to use the money to continue its support for different groups within the community and put it towards covering the charging costs of using the boat.

Wendy Albutt, Booking Co-ordinator for the Worcester Birmingham and Droitwich Canals Society, said: “We are ecstatic to win this money, like all charities, we were affected by Covid and lost money due to boat maintenance.

“After Covid, it was like we were starting from ground zero.”

Since the charity was set up over 60 years ago, it has become a well-known name in its aid to help the community and involvement in the restoration of the Droitwich canals.

Members from the Leapgate Farm Activity Centre in the narrow boat Cecilia. s

Their narrow boat, Cecilia, offers relaxing rides to varied members of the community, such as Primrose Hospice patients, Ukrainian refugees, Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest members and adults with additional learning needs.

The money is part of the Benefact Group’s Movement for Good Awards, where the public votes on which charities they would like to receive the money.

“It makes us feel proud to know people like us and respect us – it is a great endorsement for what we do,” Wendy added.

Email [email protected] if you are an organisation looking to book a canal ride, or you wish to volunteer.

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