Fantastic raffle – this dolls’ house and loads of furniture
FOR JUST £1
Tickets are on sale at The Wooden Canal Boat Society‘s shop in Stamford Street, Ashton under Lyne
at Stalybridge Farmers Market this Sunday 14th September.
The raffle will be drawn at the shop on Dec. 1st.
A PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESSY
Exciting times are just around the corner here at The Wooden Canal Boat Society
We are pleased to announce the role of Boat Manager / Skipper is now being recruited for
Our Recycling Trips are proving very popular in this beautiful sunshine
Please get in touch if you would like more information
We’d like to give a big thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help on these days. If you want to help at future events do contact Chris Leah – 07931952037. As well as helping it’s fun to get out and about and meet others in the Society.
“Hazel” – New Lives from an Old Boat
Project Development Manager (Big Lottery Funded)
We are currently recruting a Project Development Manager
Please see http://wcbs.org.uk/?page_id=590 for more details
The Wooden Canal Boat Society is about helping people that are experiencing loneliness and social exclusion, by providing volunteering and employment opportunities.
We do this through the preservation of historic wooden canal boats. This work engages people in a variety of activities, such as boat recycling trips, running a charity shop, boat restoration, repairs and maintenance, preserving the traditional boat building skills and the history surrounding the operation of these boats.
The boats offer respite for disadvantaged people and those suffering from poor mental health.
It’s about six weeks since Hazel’s launch and she’s doing well. The cabin is sealed up and painted. Stuart and Keith have started work on installing the wheelchair lift. We could do with some skilled volunteers to help out – if you’ve got some spare time let us know.
We had a good time at the Middlewich boat and folk festival. We had a tombola stall which raised some much needed funds. We could do with some more self-motivated volunteers to organise stalls at festivals for us – it’s a lot of work and takes us away from boatbuilding!
Wooden Canal Boat Society
will be launching Narrowboat “Hazel” Into the canal!
Friday 3rd May 2013
Viewing available from the towpath side 100 yards east of lock 7W (near Tescos)
An Evening of
Folk Dancing and Music
Live Music Provided by Tom Kitching & Friends
Comedy provided by “Your Dad”
Starts 7:30pm Friday May 3rd 2013
Hurst Community Centre
Adults £6 in advance, £7 on the door
Aged 15 and under £4 in advance, £5 on the door
Wooden Canal Boat Society Shop
173 Stamford Street
If you would like to be a Hazel sponsor here is the application form.
I’d like to offer a big thank you to The Safety Group especially Stuart Beaumont for the time and effort spent in sending us Risk Assessment paperwork for all of the tools and conditions we encounter in the Boatyard these will help us make sure everyone works safely and responsibly for the foreseeable future.
Information about the company and the work they do can be found on their website