Waterways Trust to recruit members in fundraising project

The Waterways Trust is launching the second phase of its recruitment drive for a scheme that aims to provide funding for the restoration of UK canals and rivers.

The James Brindley Society was launched in spring last year to gain support for the conservation and restoration of inland waterways across the UK.

Around 40 charter members were originally signed up for a £20 per month membership charge. The second phase of recruitment is asking for a minimum of £10 per month, for which members will receive invitations to presentations and open days, an invite to the James Brindley Society Annual Dinner, and news updates.

The society, spearheaded by John Craven, aims to attract a further 200 members over the course of the next year. "We'd be happy with a further 200 members,

said Joanne Darlington, spokesperson for James Brindley.

"The money will go towards the conservation and restoration of important projects such as the Cotswold Canals."

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