This breach has effected a large section of the canal and has impacted on both private boaters and holiday makers as well as walkers and cyclists wanting to use the towpath. While this sort of event is extremely rare, they are very costly to repair.
Canal & River Trust have started an appeal to raise funds to help repair the breach.
How can you help?
Online: You can donate online by going to their Just Giving page : Click here
Text: LEAK515 to 70070 to give £5 (you’ll be charged £5 + one message at your standard network rate)
Donate by post: FREEPOST RSXX-XSGE-KKUE, FAO: Shropshire Union Appeal, Canal & River Trust, Station House, 500 Elder Gate, Milton Keynes, MK9 1BB
Every penny donated from will go toward restoring this beautiful and treasured canal. For more information and all the latest updates regarding this breach, please click here.