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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New Craft classes

Hazel Mayow, the Wooden Canal Boat Society’s Volunteer Co-ordinator is organising some craft classes. These may be classes to learn traditional, boat-related skills or just-for-fun crafts. The first one is an introduction to canal art (or Roses and Castles) and will be led by the very talented Maxine who has

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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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WANTED !

CAN YOU HELP -as a volunteer restorer, skipper, crew member, finance person or trustee? Restoring and using historic wooden boats takes lots of time and dedication. Our wonderful team of volunteers, under the expert guidance of Hazel our volunteer co-ordinator, are working non-stop on the last tiny details on Hazel-the-boat

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Hazel at Marple Locks festival

Last week Hazel enjoyed a trip along the Peak Forest canal to Marple for their Locks Festival. It was a great outing and another wonderful opportunity for some of the potential crew trainees to find out about the work involved – especially as her final destination was at lock number

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