We are busy rebuilding the canal from Little Tring through to Buckland – a length of about 2 miles.
What do we need to do?
Our volunteers first clear out scrub and undergrowth then dig out the proper profile of the canal before lining the sloping sides with a special clay material which keeps the canal watertight. The blocks are laid by hand in rows from the bottom of the sloping side up the bank to where the finished water level will be. Coir rolls are placed on the top layer of bricks, which is topped off with spoil.
Each block has to be brought to the canal and put in place, before being filled with concrete to stabilise it.
How can you help?
Each block costs us £2 to buy and fix in place. Your generous sponsorship will help us continue with the work, all done by our volunteers to professional standards.
Your support can be in the form of a simple gift or donation, although we do ask for a minimum of £2 (but of course any amount is welcome!).
Your generosity can also be a superb gift for a friend or relative – and we’ll send you a suitable gift certificate. This makes an unusual and unique gift for your Mum, Dad, or Grandparents.
If you pay tax in the UK we can make your donation go even further through Gift Aid because we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate at no extra cost or effort from you. You can sponsor as many blocks as you like and remember each block you sponsor helps us go that little bit further with the restoration, to help us build a legacy for the future.