Canal and River Trust sees hundredfold growth in volunteering hours
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Canal and River Trust sees hundredfold growth in volunteering hours

27 Jul 2016 | David Ainsworth

The Canal and River Trust has seen volunteering rise almost a hundredfold since the start of the decade, but lost money on fundraising, its most recent accounts show.

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