Remarkable charity achievement for marina

Published: Friday, 29 September 2017

THE raising of money for charity by Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina is really remarkable having raised over £17,000 for charity during the past six years.

This includes £592.06 for Sea Shepherd UK (2012), £1,000 for Helsby Golf Club (2013), £1,359.08 for Hearing Dogs for the Deaf (2014), £2015.73 for Crohn’s and Colitis UK (2015), £4,646.50 for the Joshua Tree (2016) and £5167.77 for Anne’s Wish, Muscular Dystrophy (2017).

Staff and moorers

Staff and moorers at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina have raised £5,167.77 for their chosen charity of the year 2017, Anne’s Wish Family Fund. The money, which will go to support the work of Muscular Dystrophy UK, has been raised throughout 2016-17 with activities such as a Christmas Fair, collection tubs at the reception and in the café, bingo evenings, jumble sales, donations from the marina’s board and the marquee event of the year, the annual Boaters Bash and Family Fun Open Day, held over the weekend of 22-23 July.

Staff also took part in the recent Tough Mudder obstacle race held at Cholmondeley Castle on Saturday 9th September.

Will fund research

Anne’s Wish is a Family Fund with Muscular Dystrophy UK set up by Rob Eddon and family to raise funds in memory of Anne Eddon, who sadly passed away suddenly on 9th February 2016. The money raised will help to fund research into inclusion body myositis (IBM), a condition that Anne herself lived with.

Andrea Parton, Director at Aqueduct Marina, explained:

“It is always good to support our moorers and Rob Eddon’s charity Anne’s Wish seemed an extremely worthwhile cause. We have had tremendous support from the moorers and local community and the icing on the cake was the Aqueduct Marina team completing the Tough Mudder!”