Donation to help Canal and River Trust maintain Rugby's waterways - The Rugby Observer

Donation to help Canal and River Trust maintain Rugby's waterways

Rugby Editorial 30th Sep, 2023   0

A CHARITY which cares for canals, rivers and reservoirs has received a £1,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Rugby.

The donation to the Canal and River Trust will go towards maintaining the canals that serve the local community.

Launched in 2012, the Canal & River Trust looks after a 2,000-mile-long, 200-year-old network of canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks in England and Wales, including the Oxford Canal which runs through Rugby. The charity is also responsible for bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, museums and archive collections.

Terry Hodgetts from the Trust said: “Support like this means we can protect and maintain our waterways. Donations help us preserve living waterways that enrich the lives of individuals across the country.

“As a charity with increasing cost pressures, it’s important we secure external investment to help us restore, protect and preserve our historic waterways to ensure that we don’t see the decline that took place in the early 20th century.”

James Pitt, Site Leader at Amazon in Rugby, said: “We are pleased to be supporting the Canal and River Trust with this donation. We value their work, looking after the waterways that we enjoy.”

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