Please show your support TODAY for Chesterfield Canal Trust
27th June 2011
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Jubilee People's Millions - please vote for the Chesterfield Canal Trust and show your support today! 

Please ring  0871 62 68 146  ten times now!

Please note - the recorded message says "Your vote for the Electric Aven'Hugh has been registered". This is not a mistake - it is the name of the project!

Your vote could help us to win a £60,000 electric boat that can be steered by anyone, regardless of disability.

The Chesterfield Canal Trust is one of six projects to have been selected for the Jubilee People’s Millions in the ITV Yorkshire & Humberside Region. This is a competition in which short films are shown each night about two projects. The public then vote for the one they support. The project that gets more votes each night is awarded the money which will come from the Big Lottery Fund.

Their project is being broadcast tonight at on the ITV News at 6 p.m.

If they get more votes than the other project being shown, they will be awarded the money.

Voting is only by phone. The voting phone lines will open at 9 a.m. today and close at midnight.

You can ring up to ten times, i.e. cast ten votes, from any phone line. Calls cost 11p from normal landlines, so for £1.10 you can cast 10 votes. Calls from mobiles will cost more.

Please spread the word to others who may be supportive.

Our project is called Electric Aven'Hugh. It is for an electric powered boat which will be fully accessible for the disabled, with an electro-hydraulic system to enable any user to steer the boat from anywhere within it, regardless of disability. It will be based at Kiveton Park. It is supported by Wales High School and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Some of the aims of the first year of the project are

* To provide access to the Chesterfield Canal for 200 people with mobility impairments

* To run a RYA or NCBA Helmspersons Certificate course for 10 adult volunteers from the local community

* To run a RYA or NCBA Helmspersons Certificate course for 20 young people from Wales High School

* To develop with Wales High School a pupil engagement enterprise programme based around the business of running it as a trip boat.

Come on we only have until Midnight TONIGHT to make our vote count! 

SOURCE:  Chesterfield Canal Trust

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