Dear Volunteer / Supporter,

End of Season Update

Sorry I can’t address you by name as I would like to but as you will appreciate this letter is going to many.

Just a very quick update at the end of what has been the strangest cruising year.

Since we resumed operation on the 19th July we have been catering for a slightly different clientele, much smaller groups and any families. Feed back suggests that the changes to operation have been well received and that our service users have appreciated the opportunity to experience the countryside in a COVID secure way.
We were very grateful to both the Macnair Trust and Marple and New Mills Round Table for their support in ensuring this could happen.

We are currently in the process of recruiting a skipper for next season. We made a presentation to Peter in September and are extremely grateful to him for everything he has done during his time as our skipper.

Christmas Events

We had planned to have a different style of Santa event at the mooring in early December but the current lockdown situation means that this is not possible.

We do have some fundraising updates.

We have been selected as one of the Charities to be supported by the Co-op Local Community Fund between October 2020 and October 2021. The particular project is to raise funds to enable us to offer 40 community trips to celebrate our 40th Birthday.
Money is generated by Co-op members selecting us as their charity and through the sale of own brand products in the local stores. With a new store opening in Church Street Marple this month the timing is good.
Our cause page is
If you are already a member please select us as your cause for the funding year – you don’t have to live in Marple to do this, supporters from anywhere can choose us.

Don’t forget over the Xmas season that you can support us by using when you shop on line. This covers many major stores and can link you to Amazon Smile.

I will be in touch again once we have a new Skipper with early Calendar dates for next year!
40 years of Community Boating in Marple!!!!!

Very best wishes as always.


Sue Woodgate
Chair SCBT

Queens Award for Voluntary Services

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