London WRG helps restoration in a practical way by running regular volunteer opportunities called weekend 'digs', usually every 3 weeks, on the canals mainly in the South of England, but also further afield to the Midlands. The work they do is very varied - including brick laying, scrub bashing, demolition and use of plant. No experience is necessary - you just need to be willing to get involved and have fun!
Most of their members come from London and the Home Counties, and they offer minibus transport to digs, usually leaving Waterloo Station at about 7pm on Friday evenings. We do ask for a voluntary contribution towards fuel costs, with a maximum of £10. They welcome anyone to join them, wherever they live. Pick up from a train station nearer to the dig is also possible.
Click here to read London WRG's newsletter January to December 2017.