Raise funds by towing a boat along the canal

BBC Look North's Tom Ingall took part in last year's boat pull
BBC Look North's Tom Ingall took part in last year's boat pull

The Friends of Dawn Rose have a novel and exciting way to raise funds for your organisation or your favourite charity – pulling the 70-foot long, wooden narrowboat the Dawn Rose along the Chesterfield Canal.

For the second year, the Friends are organising a sponsored boat pull all the way from Shireoaks to West Stockwith and back.

The pull starts tomorrow (Saturday) and ends on May 17.

You can choose which section suits you on which day and at what time.

You pay a £50 fee to the Friends of Dawn Rose and everything else that you raise goes to your chosen good cause.

Harnesses with which as little as two people can pull Dawn Rose very comfortably, will be supplied and team members can take it in turns.

The Friends will steer and manage the boat, but you will be able to help, under supervision.

To find out more, visit www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk, email dawnrose@chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk, call 01246 477569 or write to Sponsored

Boat Pull, Friends of Dawn Rose, Hollingwood Hub, 22 Works Road, Chesterfield,S43 2PF.

Leaflets are available from various outlets along the canal.