Recently appointed Wey & Arun Canal Trust (WACT) Honorary Secretary Tony Tyrrell plans to combine his committee duties with crewing on the public trip boats after completing his training.
Tony, who moved to Cranleigh three years ago, brings more than 35 years of experience of working with charitable organisations to the Trust.
The former lecturer decided to look for a local charity to help following his retirement and selected WACT partly because of the memories he had of walking along the canal on a walk from the Thames to Littlehampton 25 years ago.
"I like to be hands-on with any organisations I join so I offered my services to WACT as boat crew as well as committee work," says Tyrrell. "I have completed my crew training and mainly worked on week day boat trips so far.
"As well as my role as honorary secretary, I will also be assisting with the Trust's landowner liaison work on the Elmbridge to Fast Bridge section of the canal."
Tony has taken over the role from Julian Morgan, who has held the post since 2004. Julian will continue as a director of WACT and continue to work on the organisation's publications and IT. For more information on The Wey & Arun Canal, see our website www.weyandarun.co.uk