This is on Wednesday 29th November from 10:00 am to 2:00pm on Hazel in Portland Basin OL7 0QA. Normally we have done these for potential crew only but as an experiment this time we are combining it with induction for admin volunteers. 50% should be directly relevant to everyone but hopefully the other 50% will be of background interest to admin volunteers etc as well. If anyone one is interested please contact me at email@example.com . All crew volunteers are required to attend an induction day if they haven’t done so before. We now have full NCBA accreditation so can award CCC, BHC or CCBM certificates.
The Autumn newsletter is now out. Anyone expecting an emailed copy should have received it at the weekend. Anyone expecting a paper copy it is snailing it’s way to you at this moment and you should be receiving it in a few days time. Anyone not expecting a copy who wants one there is still time to join us by clicking here.
I’ve changed the calendar on the website to the google one so that it can be updated more easily and is linked in with the crew invites etc that Tony sends out. Click here to view.
This should mean it is kept more up to date than before and include all the short notice bookings which were previously not shown. Having said that it is now winter so we are in a quiet period!
Most of the private bookings, whether wellbeing or commercial will just show as “busy” as they contain additional information used for management purposes (e.g. crew rostering). If anyone else would benefit from seeing the additional info let me know.
We will be having a stall here tomorrow and Sunday to advertise the Society and our boats. Come along and meet us and have a look at the rest of the fair while you are at it.
See the six rescued and restored heritage canal boats, all over 100 years old, were used commercially, now for community use. Talk to volunteers and step on-board ‘Hazel’ and ‘Forget-me-not’
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8, 9 & 10th September 2017 from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Portland Basin Wharf, Portland Place, Ashton Under Lyne OL7 0QA
This is part of Tamesides “Behind Closed Doors” of their most treasured heritage sites event contribution for the national Heritage Open Day weekend.
Just a snap from last weeks trip with The Dream Centre Carers Support group, Droylsden. Lovely feedback received from them too.
Caring can often be stressful, isolating and can feel like the most unappreciated job in the world. Meeting with other carers can help by offering mutual support, friendship and advice on the issues that carers face. The Dream Centre Carers Support group can help by offering mutual support, friendship and advice on the issues that carers face. Taking some time out with others that understand and can help carers recharge their batteries.
This is Hazel doing what she does best, giving folk a relaxing time on the canal and promoting well-being, but a slight twist in that this is the first trip she has had giving respite for carers, a new avenue where she can help people. Let’s hope she can do more of these.
This should now be in your in-box, or snailing it’s way in the Royal Mail system if you requested a paper version.
If you are expecting one and don’t receive it let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org, but before that please check down the back of your sideboard for that application form & cheque that you know you sent last October.
Two of our Society, Phil Handscomb and Daniel Cocker, were recently invited to an evening with Tameside Rotary Club, where their president, Andy Williams, presented them with a £200 cheque.
This generous donation will help fund a trip for those with poor mental health who will benefit from the well-being properties of time on the canal. Often those people, and the Societies who help them, do not have the necessary funds for the very help they need.
Many thanks from us all.
See more of what Tameside Rotary club do here: http://www.tamesiderotaryclub.com/.