6th May 2017
Denzil Lawrence has raised £1,100 by running the London Marathon. He has donated this magnificent sum to the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s Restoration Fund.
He went to meet some of the volunteer Work Party, who are doing the restoration work at Staveley. He was presented with his Place in History certificate to acknowledge his wonderful donation.
Denzil said: “My favourite running route is along the course of the Chesterfield Canal. From my home village of Spinkhill, I often run past the Staveley basin. I’ve appreciated every encouraging hello from the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s volunteer workforce along the way!
Seeing the progress in restoration of the canal over the years has been an absolute joy. The Trust is creating a beautiful place to run, cycle and walk for generations to come.
It’s great to have met some of the volunteers today.”
In 2016, the Chesterfield Canal Trust spent over £85,000 on the restoration of the canal done by its volunteer Work Party.
For 2017 only, the Trust is running its Place in History Restoration Fund in order to keep up the same level of progress. All monies raised will go towards the costs of plant and materials.
If the Trust can raise sufficient funds, its volunteers will complete 400 metres of brand new canal east of Staveley Town Lock, including a huge spill weir.
To read more about the work at Staveley, click here.
You can donate by clicking here.
Left to right the photo shows Terry Berridge, Adrian Sturgess, Denzil Lawrence, Mick Hodgetts, Dave Kiddy, Ralph O’Gorman and Dave France.