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Volunteers prepare for canal clean-up in Apperley Bridge
9:00am Saturday 26th April 2014 in News
Part of the historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal will be cleared of any rubbish which could pollute the water and damage wildlife.
On Monday staff from Marks & Spencer will join national waterways charity the Canal and River Trust in Apperley Bridge to help with the clean-up.
The day is part of the retailer’s third ‘M&S Big Beach Clean-up’ which, for 2014, will also include 41 canal locations throughout England and Wales that are cared for by the Trust.
Chief Executive at the Canal and River Trust, Richard Parry, said: “Our canals are a 200 year-old national treasure that are enjoyed by millions of people each year. Litter and debris can be a real problem, polluting water, and harming wildlife.
“The event will build on the work that is done every day to keep the waterways in the best possible condition.