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£425raised of £300 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £300 to BCNS Society by taking part in the BCNS 24 hour Challenge

Birmingham Uk
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Its that time of the year again where we try to raise money for a nominated charity, and what better one than the charity who organises the event.
The BCN 24 hour challenge, is simple start anywhere at 8.00am on Saturday 26th May and finish at Titford Pumphouse by 2.00pm Sunday 27th, in the 30 hour duration there must be a 6 hour rest period (we take ours at the finish!!!!!), you can basically navigate anywhere on the 100 miles of canal network building up points for total distance, locks and there is treasure hunt style questions along the way.
This year we aim to do the 24 hours straight through and aiming for 70 plus locks!!! (maybe don't tell the crew that bit).

Have a read below to find out more about the BCNS and what they do.

The Birmingham Canal Navigations Society (BCNS) aims to conserve, improve and encourage a wide range of interests in the 100 mile network of the Birmingham and Black Country Waterways known as the BCN.
At their height, the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN) extended for approximately 160 miles with numerous private branches, arms & basins to serve the industries of the region. Over the last 100 years this total has been reduced to approximately 100 miles.

The BCNS has its headquarters at the restored Pumphouse on the Titford Canal, in Oldbury. At 511 ft above sea level the Pumphouse is at the highest part of the BCN.

In view of continuous cuts to funding it is possible that maintenance work on lesser used canals will suffer. It is, therefore, more important than ever to “use it or lose it”. It is hoped that the Challenge, together with the BCNS Explorer Cruises, will increase the use of the BCN and that all waterways users will continue to use this unique network, in all seasons.

As BCN Society is currently not registered with Just Giving we are using the crowdfund option, however all donations made will be transferred to BCNS treasurer at end of fundraising.

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  • Darren Matthews3 months ago
    Darren Matthews

    Darren Matthews

    3 months ago

    Well my outfit is on its way, bar is virtually ready even some prosecco left we will have on tap. Thanks you all so much for the donations we are over target but lets try to keep it going as much as we can.!!!!

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  • Darren Matthews3 months ago
    Darren Matthews

    Darren Matthews

    3 months ago

    Hi All, well we started ok but seems to have slowed down? Please give where you can anyone who has sat in or around Brindley place in Birmingham has enjoyed the canal network and unfortunately the only people who make money from those visits is the local bars and eateries, so if you can please give whatever is possible. Also we will be dressing in Hawaiian style I may even give the crew oars and do a Hawaii Five O style section, although I'm sure they would tell me where to go. Oh did I mention we will have a mini bar on board!!!!!

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Page last updated on: 5/31/2018 8:03 PM



  • Indigodream


    May 31, 2018

    Last weekend must have been mega-tough!


  • Daisy Pumphrey (Tatty Lucy crew)

    Daisy Pumphrey (Tatty Lucy crew)

    May 29, 2018

    Sorry you weren’t able to complete the challenge - hope to see you next year!


  • Tom Murkin

    Tom Murkin

    May 28, 2018


  • Mark Guest

    Mark Guest

    May 22, 2018

    Good Luck from the team at Lasercomb

  • Neil Jackson

    Neil Jackson

    May 22, 2018

    Best Wishes Darren


  • Claire Gallagher

    Claire Gallagher

    May 18, 2018


  • All at Phoenix

    All at Phoenix

    May 18, 2018

    Good Luck Daz !


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