Congratulations to Grantham Canal Society – winners of the Ringrose Law ‘A Grand Idea’ for Grantham.
The Grantham Canal meanders its 33-miles along The Grantham Canal Basin. It is widely regarded as the jewel of the unrestored canal system in Britain. Their long-term objective to reinstate the canal and turn dereliction into treasure; creating jobs, housing and a visitor attraction of regional merit
The money received from A Grand Idea will go towards providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the 80 plus volunteers in the form of Hi-Viz vests, gloves, hardhats and ear defenders so that volunteers can remain safe whilst helping to restore the Canal.
Neil White, Fundraiser for Grantham Canal commented;
“On behalf of The Grantham Canal Society I would like to thank everyone who voted for us in this community award. The money will go towards personal protective equipment for our many volunteers. We have volunteers working at events, on the trip boat, restoring locks, cleaning the canal and this award will help to support them in their activities.
We are thankful to Ringrose Law for organising this and recognising good causes within the local community.”
The project ‘A Grand Idea’, was first launched 2013 and relaunched at the start of this year. The project has supported over 20 local charities, groups and voluntary organisations across Lincolnshire and Newark.
Alex Bennett, Marketing Manager at Ringrose Law comments;
“We had some fantastic entries from local community groups and charities in Grantham. After short listing the top four projects we opened up a public vote. We are delighted that Grantham Canal Society has won. They do a fantastic job in benefiting everyone in the local community.”
Ringrose Law has always supported the local community and given to charity;
“We are always keen to engage with the community whenever we can and support a wide variety of sports teams, charities and local community projects across Lincolnshire and Newark.
We really want to make an impact in our community and leave a lasting legacy which will benefit lots of people for years to come. A Grand Idea offers every local project, however big or small, the chance to enter into this fantastic opportunity of winning £1,000.”