Ca­noeists reach the rub­bish oth­ers can’t

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Around 20 ca­noes manned by mem­bers of the Maid­stone Ca­noe Club took to the River Med­way in Maid­stone on Sun­day as part of the Great Bri­tish Spring Clean.

The ca­noeists col­lected 25 bags of rub­bish from the wa­ter or from river­banks where it would be dif­fi­cult to reach from the shore.

The na­tional scheme is or­gan­ised by the Keep Britain Tidy Group.

Club sec­re­tary Ge­off Or­ford said: “It was a good turn-out. Be­side the usual crisp pack­ets and drinks cans, we re­cov­ered a tri­cy­cle and an air gui­tar, which kept us amused for a while!”

The ca­noe club meets twice a week, on Sun­days and on Wed­nes­day evenings. Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing might like to take ad­van­tage of some in­tro­duc­tory events com­ing up this sum­mer. Visit www.maid­stoneca­noe­ for de­tails.

Pic­ture: Andy Jones FM4704991

Mem­bers of Maid­stone Ca­noe Club sweep­ing the River Med­way for rub­bish

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