Major players come on board ahead of Canal & River Trust launch

Published: 02:27PM Jun 19th, 2012
By: Janet Richardson

PLEDGES of support have come from three major organisations for the new Canal & River Trust which will be launched regionally on July 12.

The People’s Postcode Lottery, Google Maps and the Co-operative Bank will all become corporate partners of the new charity.

CRT chairman Tony Hales said: “We are delighted that these exciting partners have come on board as we launch. This is a huge vote of confidence in the Canal & River Trust and recognition of the important role it will play as the guardian of one of the nation’s environmental treasures. We’re looking forward to announcing some of the exciting initiatives we are planning together later in the year.”

Charity lottery, the People’s Postcode Lottery, hopes its players will support £1 million worth of essential conservation work across the CRT network over the next decade through funds awarded by Postcode Green Trust.

Google will put the UK’s towpaths on Google Maps for the first time. With 2000 miles of easily accessible towpath, this includes the considerable task of highlighting access points, bridges, locks and tunnels. Anyone will be able to use Google Maps to plan journeys that include canal and river towpaths as well as roads, helping to improve access to traffic-free routes through our towns and cities for walkers and cyclists.

The Co-operative Bank and the CRT will work together to provide financial products that will offer people a responsible option for banking and the chance to support the work of the Trust in practical ways that suit their lifestyle.

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