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We are sorry to have to bring you the sad news that Jim Phillips OBE, long­stand­ing sup­porter of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust, has died. He re­tired from its coun­cil last year af­ter 21 years, hav­ing served as vice-chair­man, trea­surer and fund-raiser. His in­volve­ment saw the Trust make great strides for­ward from early vol­un­teer work to fund­ing multi-mil­lion pound projects like the Lox­wood road cross­ing. He was a rare ex­am­ple of a trea­surer whose AGM speech peo­ple turned up spe­cially for be­cause he al­ways had an ap­pro­pri­ate anec­dote!

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