An enjoyable way to help the Society is to come on one of our monthly recycling trips. The next ones are this weekend but all the dates for 2015 can be found at the end of this post.
For those of you who don’t know about these trips – on the first Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of each month we take some of our boats from Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne for about one hour into Fairfield where we collect donations from the houses around. The previous week leaflets are taken round these houses with a reminder of the next dates.
This way we manage to collect a lot of useful items, mainly for selling in our charity shop at 173 Stamford Street, Ashton, but also for scrap or recycling.
The trips are great ways to enjoy the canal, learn about the boats and how to steer them and meet other volunteers.
On the Sunday trips we start at 9.30 a.m.and take three boats, usually Southam with the engine pulling Forget-me-not and Lilith the ”butties” or unpowered boats.We return around 3pm.
On the Monday and Tuesday trips we start at 6pm and just take Southam. Note; if the Monday is a Bank Holiday we go the next Monday.
Please feel free to come along whether you are a member or not; it’s a great way to find out about the Society and meet everyone. Just remember to wear old clothes (life-jackets are provided for children) and bring lunch on the Sunday trips. If there’s a group of you it’s best to check with Chris Leah – 07931952037 – as we are restricted as to how many people we can legally carry.
These are the dates…………………….
JAN 4th 5th 6th
FEB 1st 2nd 3rd
MAR 1st 2nd 3rd
APR 12th 13th 7th
MAY 3rd 11th 5th
JUN 7th 1st 2nd
JUL 5th 6th 7th
AUG 2nd 3rd 4th
SEP 6th 7th 1st
OCT 4th 5th 6th
NOV 1st 2nd 3rd
DEC 6th 7th 1st