|It is with great sadness that we are
informing you that our skipper Gerry passed away
last week after an operation in Russell's Hall
Hospital.We are all deeply shocked because this is
a great loss to our Trust and to us individually
because he was such a lovely man and a good
friend.He was always the life & soul of our
boat trips and brightened up the most dreary
day.He had volunteered on the Enterprise for 30
An on line account has been set up for anyone wishing to make a donation in Gerry's memory and this can be accessed through the following link;
SUPPORT FROM MID-COUNTIES CO-OP!
We are very grateful to the Mid-Counties Co-op for giving us funding so that all our skippers and crew can wear smart new fleeces, polo shirts and caps when they are working.
A BIG THANKYOU TO THE MID-COUNTIES CO-OP FROM ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS
We will wear our new uniforms with pride!
Congratulations to Gerry Small who was a runner-up in the recent One Walsall Volunteer Awards. He was awarded a well-deserved certificate in the Longstanding Volunteer Award for his 30 years of volunteering with the Walsall Enterprise.
This started when the boat was owned & run by Walsall Social Services Department and it was moored at Brewood. In 2005 when the Truman Enterprise Narrowboat Trust took on the Walsall Enterprise, passengers on board were asking “Where is Gerry?” Fortunately for us Gerry was tracked down and joined the TENT volunteer team. He is a brilliant skipper who has given hours of his life to giving groups a good time on their trips. Gerry still does more trips each year than any other volunteer and he is the man who knows the boat inside & out and can solve most problems.
On 9th October 2019 Gerry and Ray attended the Walsall Volunteer Awards presentation evening in Walsall Town Hall. Many very dedicated volunteers were honoured & recognised at this ceremony. Congratulations to everybody!
A BIG THANKYOU TO GERRY FOR HIS
MANY YEARS OF
everyone who helped with and attended the
coffee morning at the Cross Keys pub
July which raised an incredible
new boat fund.
Very special thanks to sheila for organising this event and to Mary the Pub Landlady
for hosting the event.
A very generous
donation from Fair Oaks Day Hospice
Fair Oaks patients & staff are regular passengers on Enterprise canal boat trips. We always enjoy their company and excellent organisation. In 2018 they raised an incredible £200 and donated it to TENT. One of their volunteers Pat made some beautiful bears which were raffled at the Day Hospice. In addition Pat also made a fantastic Rosie and Jim who will be seen on board the Enterprise in 2019. We are very grateful to Pat for her time and beautiful handiwork. We are also very grateful to all the patients and staff at Fair Oaks for their incredible generosity. This came as a complete surprise. The money will go into our fund for a new boat to replace the Enterprise in the long term.
"THANKYOU VERY MUCH"
Pat with the 2 bears she made
for the raffle
Mandy from Fair Oaks who organises all the boat trips presenting the £200 cheque and Rosie & Jim to Mariel
Pat with Rosie & Jim she made for TENT
GOES TO RUGELEY 8th