Our volunteering holidays act as a catalyst to a canal restoration project making significant progress on a site in just one week. Working together WRG volunteers can achieve great things such as building a canal basin and new section of canal, restoring a flight of locks, removing tonnes of rubbish from a canal or even rebuilding a bridge. This summer our volunteers contributed over £400,000 in volunteer hours towards restoring the canal network of England and Wales!
WRG attracts a wide range of volunteers and its friendship with REMPART and other European volunteers continues to grow. International volunteers from Spain, Italy, Germany and France attended a Canal Camp in 2017. In addition, WRG helped 64 students Duke of Edinburgh Award students complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award residential.
Check out the best bits from 2017 on flickr!
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