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Team restoring stretch of River Roding scoops London City Airport funding

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 March 2020

L-R: The River Roding Trust's Simon Colles, Eleanor Stewart, Ali Stephens (kneeling), Paul Powlesland and Sausage the dog: Picture: Andrew Baker

L-R: The River Roding Trust's Simon Colles, Eleanor Stewart, Ali Stephens (kneeling), Paul Powlesland and Sausage the dog: Picture: Andrew Baker

© 2020 Andrew Baker studio@andrewbakerphotographer.com

A trust which is revitalising a stretch of river has scooped up to £3,000 from an airport’s charity.

The River Roding Trust, which is restoring part of the River Roding near Barking received the funding boost from London City Airport's £75,000 community fund.

Alistair Stephens, a trustee of the River Roding Trust, said: "We're really pleased to receive this funding. The trust was set up to preserve, protect and restore the River Roding for public and wildlife benefit.

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"The grant will help us carry out projects and activities to promote recreation, protection of the environment and educating the public about the history of the river."

A total of 15 community groups covering 11 London boroughs were awarded grants in the travel hub fund's first round of giving this year.

Elise John-Lewis,a member of the fund's board of trustees, said: "Our Community Fund is one of our most powerful tools for making that positive difference for people."

More information about the fund can be found at londoncityairport.com/corporate/responsible-growth/community-fund

Prospective applicants with questions or queries can contact Community.Fund@londoncityairport.com

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