“Pledge a Present” for Christmas to support the Golden Mile

"Pledge a Present" for Christmas to support the Golden Mile The Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust is pleased to announce that the Draycott Canal Restoration Project, affectionately referred to as "The Golden Mile", has now surpassed the £60,000 threshold towards the target of £100,000 worth of pledges; which will then allow match-funding to [...]

By | 2017-12-09T12:26:46+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Spondon Social Safari – 8th and 9th July

Spondon’s annual Social Safari will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July. As before, the “safari stops” will open at varying times so you should be able to see them all! This year, the Mayor pf Derby, Councillor John Whitby will be officially opening the Safari at 10am on the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Canal Walk 27th June at 7pm

Join Derek and David for their annual guided walk along a short section of the Derby Canal starting from the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash at 7 pm on Tuesday 27th June. The walk will look at areas of proposed restoration that we hope will be happening in the short term. This years walk is effectively [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Dawn Rose pulled for 2 miles

Over £1,000 has been raised by sponsoring volunteers to pull narrow boat Dawn Rose along a two mile section of the Chesterfield Canal. This sponsorship will help the restoration of the Derby Canal section at Draycott. Pictures below show our volunteers pulling Dawn Rose before arriving at its destination. Please add to the funding total [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Erewash Borough Council Community Scheme Grant

We've been successful in gaining a grant from Erewash Borough Council Community Scheme for a superb £2,000. This will help us to set up new interpretation panels in Erewash at Borrowash, Sandiacre and Draycott and to erect a couple of fences to safeguard the public.It's great news and shows that our work is being recognised. [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Thank you to the Coop Sandiacre

The Coop store at Sandiacre has been supporting us as one of their three charities over the last 6 months. We have been awarded funds of £1,386 and the picture shows store manager Richard advertising our cause. Thank you to all our supporters who nominated us as their charity. The Coop are looking to encourage [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an "Adopt a Yard"scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Buy an unusual Christmas Gift to sponsor a great cause…

I am knitting toys to raise funds for the Derby Canal! They take a while to make and cost £15, all of which goes to the Society. I have a book of patterns for wild animals, as well as those pictured, I have made a hippo, a giraffe, a warthog and a snake. Please think [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Long Eaton Canal Festival

Thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Long Eaton Canal Festival last weekend.  We sold a fair amount of merchandise and signed up some new members.  It was great seeing so many people out enjoying the sunshine taking time to find out more about the restoration project. Photo shows some of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments