New volunteers join Team JB after Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway appeal

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Following the recent appeal for volunteers, Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway have recruited twenty new people, all of whom attended their first free training session aboard the John Bunyan Community Boat last week.

Graham Mabbutt, Joint Chairman of the B&MK Waterway Trust which owns the John Bunyan Boat said: “We are delighted with the number of new volunteers coming forward. The John Bunyan Community Boat has been a tremendous success in its first year of operation – people love being on the river in Bedford and hearing more about the Waterway project.

“Our cruises are filling up rapidly, and we could run many more cruises to meet the public demand if we had even more volunteers.”

As well as crew on the boat, B&MK Waterway also need volunteers ashore, helping to promote the boat, schedule our cruises, and keep the John Bunyan in great condition.

In particular they are looking for volunteers with the skills to help with the website, leaflet and poster design, marketing events and phone booking line, crew scheduling and book-keeping, maintenance and cleaning.

The B&MK Trust would like to hear from anyone who is interested in joining “Team JB.”

Free training is given for all roles and the opportunity of cruising on the Great Ouse is part of any role.

Enquiries by e-mail to: info@b-mkwaterway.org.uk