Fit fundraisers took part in a sports challenge to raise £3600 for the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust.
The first Wichelstowe Games were held on Saturday August 24th 2019 on the southern edge of Swindon, where a short stretch of the waterway has already been restored.
Conceived by Karl Drew, the General Manager of the new Hall & Woodhouse pub adjacent to the canal, the games involved teams competing across four events: cycling, climbing, canoeing and a tug of war. Prizes included a Wichelstowe Games trophy and meals / vouchers courtesy of Hall & Woodhouse, Waitrose & Partners, Swindon & District Canoe Club and Wilts & Berks Canal Trust.
The money raised will support the construction of a new slipway providing safe access into the water, near Beavans Bridge.