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Canal & River Trust /Peoples Postcode Lottery /Help For Heroes joint £500,000 project with 4 canal trusts

Our Trust volunteers have been joined at Pewsham by military veterans from Help for Heroes to work together in our restoration project on this historic site near Chippenham. The veterans will be with us for 6 weeks.
In welcoming them, Roderick Bluh, Chairman, Wilts & Berks Canal Trust said: “It is a great privilege to welcome the Heritage Heroes to our project. Our Trust team has worked hard over the last year in preparation for this day, and we are delighted to be working with the veterans who have joined us from Help for Heroes. I hope that they will gain the experience and skills that they are seeking from our project, but more than that, I hope that both groups of volunteers will learn from each other and in the process be able to continue the friendships that have been forged during this shared time together.”
See attached press release: Heritage_Heroes at the WBCT.pdf

For further information on the Pewsham Project click here

thumb Robert Rose holding Wantage to Challow CanalOn a damp April afternoon, in a room filled with original paintings alongside family photos in Wantage, my host Robert Rose sits down as we have a cup tea and chat.

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