Project Pugwash (Wakefield and District) began in March
Volunteers have been involved with fruit tree planting, bulb
planting, general clean up, pruning trees and bushes, painting the
lock gates and fences, canal water clearance using the workboats,
land clearance and catering. A canal boat is present with kitchen
facilities. The idea is that it will be an enjoyable experience,
not just about hard work – space and time to socialise as a group
and take a break on the boat.
Lunch and refreshments are provided. Volunteers came down for a
half day, whole day or even just a couple of hours or so, to work
around your commitments. BTCV and British Waterways staff are
available to support the volunteers on the site.
NHS Wakefield District is the lead organisation and is supported
by Safe Anchor Trust and British Waterways. The project offers an
exciting programmes or water and land based activities for people
of all ages and abilities from across the district.
Project Pugwash also takes part in the CSV Make a
If you need more information please contact Georgina Swift
(Wakefield) on 01924 258687 or 07974972577 or Jo
Parkin (Knottingley/Castleford) on 01924 258687 or