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Canal & River Trust

Shropshire Union Canal EMERGENCY APPEAL! The Canal & River Trust needs your help!

As you read this, part of the beloved Shropshire Union Canal is just a hole in the ground! We need our friends to help us restore this much loved waterway.
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Part of the Shropshire Union Canal has collapsed, causing water to drain from the canal. While events such as this are rare - they are very expensive to repair.

Canal & River Trust emergency engineers were quickly on scene but the collapse has impacted people and wildlife and we need to rebuild as quickly as possible.

Your generous donation will go toward restoring this historic canal back to its former glory,  enabling those who use the canal - whether it's using the towpath to get to work or school, visiting to get some peace and quiet or boating on the 200 year old waterway - to do so again.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43432245

***Update: Thank you to all that have donated so far - we are exceptionally grateful for your support! Since the breach, our teams have been working to restore the site and we wanted to share a few updates with you: 

- £30,000+ raised, including offline donations and Gift Aid.

- A dam has been put in place across the canal bed at Middlewich Aqueduct.

- A fish rescue moved 300lbs of fish to the Trent and Mersey Canal. 

- Around 20 large trees have been removed from the embankment and the River Wheelock. 

- 4 pumps have pumped up to 865,000 litres of water back into the canal to help stranded boats move onto the Trent and Mersey Canal. 

- Our ecologists have completed a survey looking at the breach’s impact on the local wildlife. 

- 4 truckloads of debris have been collected and removed.

About the charity

We're the charity who look after 2,000 miles of canals and rivers across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. At Canal & River Trust, we're working with communities to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better.

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