Volunteers needed

Please think about volunteering for admin work for The Wooden Canal Boat Society Help to spread the word about the history of our boats and local heritage. Work at Portland Basin, where our boats are, or in.our shop / small office in Stamford St, both in Ashton under Lyne. FIND

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New opportunities with us

We are now well into the first year of Hazel being in service as a well-being boat around Tameside. This has brought us lots more work and, therefore, some opportunities. We shall soon be needing a part-time, paid, Community Boat Co-ordinator and we also need volunteer help with all the

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You can help Hazel

HAZEL IS A WELL-BEING BOAT IN TAMESIDE PROVIDING PEACEFUL, RESTFUL CANAL TRIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH POOR MENTAL HEALTH. SHE HAS BEEN RENOVATED MOSTLY BY VOLUNTEERS:  HER CREW ARE ALSO VOLUNTEERS.  ONLY ONE CHIEF SKIPPER IS PAID. BUT SHE NEEDS TO BE KEPT IN TIP-TOP CONDITION. * * *  Y O

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NEW BANK ACCOUNT

PLEASE NOTE…….. The Wooden Canal Boat Society has changed its bank. From now on please make all standing orders and direct debits payable to our new account – Co-op Community Direct Plus (Business Account) Sort Code 08 92 99   Account No.  65789829 We have made this change to avoid bank

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Hazel’s Service Launch

Another proud moment for the Society and all her volunteers, past and present. Hazel is now well and truly Tameside’s Well-Being boat after being launched on her way by the Mayor of Tameside – seen below cutting the ribbon, with Ashton Boatman (aka Chris Leah) and the Mayor’s wife and

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There’s still time……………….

………….to buy that present for ”the friend who has everything” Complete this and enrol them as a Hazel Sponsor.  Hazelsponsorform If appropriate, please also complete a GiftAid form GiftAidDeclaration_singleformforemail Hazel the boat is up and running, starting her Well-Being trips for folk with poor mental health. Unfortunately they don’t all get

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GENERAL MEETING

We would like to invite all members to the General Meeting to be held at 7pm on Wednesday 11th October in the shop at 173 Stamford Street, Ashton under Lyne. Please let us know if you intend to come as we need numbers for seating. Obviously at this time the

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A day out with some Lions

On Saturday 26th September Hazel left Portland Basin towed by Forgetmenot and travelled up to Marple. On board were some of her sponsors, Colin Scrivener – our newsletter editor – with his friend Angel Monroe plus three Lions ( no rendition of any song will be made here !) The

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Invitation to all Hazel Sponsors

Here’s a boat trip invite to all Hazel Sponsors We are running a special weekend of boat trips as a big THANK YOU to all of our Hazel Sponsors for their continued support.  The Hazel team have been busy recruiting and training crew and getting the boat looking fantastic to start running Wellbeing trips

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Guinea Pig Boat Trips

‘What ??’ I hear you cry !!! Do not panic. No animals will be harmed during these trips !! The guinea pigs will be our members, sponsors, funders and volunteers who have been invited to come along as a Thank You on one of Hazel’s first public trips. Our volunteer

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