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Swansea Canal Society


We want to buy a trailer to enable canoeing and kayaking for the whole community on the Swansea Canal from Pontardawe northwards.

Total received £3,448.23

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About the Project

Volunteers from the Society have been running a successful Canoe Hire facility in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach each Sunday since April 2014. This year, the facility was also made available on Tuesdays in the summer school holidays. The canoes currently navigate between Clydach and Trebanos locks. We now wish to offer canoeing on the northern section of the in-water canal, from Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy. To do so, we require a trailer to transport the canoes and kayaks from the store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach to Pontardawe and beyond. The canoeing facility already benefits all members of the community, both young and old. No previous experience is needed. Full safety equipment is provided and when necessary pairs of canoes can be secured together to provide a very stable platform.

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About the Charity

The Swansea Canal Society was formed in 1981. We became a registered charity in 2004 and modified the charitable status in 2016 to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The Society is run by volunteers. We feel privileged to encourage volunteers with special needs, including the clients of Whitethorns Intensive Day Service. We welcome working parties from the Waterway Recovery Group. We also host volunteers from commercial organisations. Our aims are:  To promote the heritage and history of the canal.  To protect its wildlife  To restore the canal to navigable standards  To improve the canal environment for the health and benefit of all visitors. We run a Canoe Hire facility in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. We now wish to extend to the section from Pontardawe to Ynysmeudwy.