Rotary club members take to the water

Oswestry's Cambrian Rotary Club members enjoyed a social day out on the canal thanks to the charity the Llangollen Canal Trust.

The Llangollen Canal
The Llangollen Canal

The narrowboat they boarded has been adapted to accommodate wheelchair users, which enabled Cambrian Rotary Club’s president, Roger Whitting, who is a wheelchair user, to join the group.

A spokesperson said: "Having three Rotary Clubs in Oswestry means that it is not difficult for people in the area who wish to ‘give something back’ to the community to find opportunities to do just that.

"All three clubs support a range of local worthy causes and, through the international Rotary network, respond to humanitarian emergencies further afield. Whilst raising funds and providing practical support is the main focus of Rotary activity, there is also a social dimension to Rotary membership. "

Climbing aboard at Trevor, the narrowboat took members across the World Heritage designated Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and along the Llangollen branch of the Shropshire Union Canal to The Poachers Pocket Inn at Chirk Bank before returning after refreshments.

The spokesperson added: "If you are over 18, eager to contribute to Rotary activities, and want an opportunity to meet other people with similar motivations, Oswestry Cambrian Rotary Club’s Facebook pages will provide the information you need."

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