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Volunteers Band Together to Revitalize UTSC Frontage

Published 17:12 on 19 Mar 2024

In a remarkable display of community spirit and teamwork, a group of nine volunteers from UTSC dedicated their Wednesday morning to clear the moss and vegetation that had accumulated over the years on the concrete areas along the club's frontage. This initiative, led by club member Geoff Sheddick, aimed to enhance the appearance and safety of the space used for berthing dinghies and under the Topper racks.

The need for this clean-up became apparent after Geoff Sheddick took proactive measures last week by spraying the affected areas with weed killer. The treatment was successful in killing the unwanted vegetation, but it left behind the task of physically removing the dead moss and debris. In response to this, volunteers were needed for the following Wednesday morning, starting at 09:30, to tackle the clean-up effort collectively.

Volunteers were encouraged to bring along garden hoes or flat-bladed spades to assist in scraping off the moss, while the club provided brooms and wheelbarrows for collecting and disposing of the debris. The team worked tirelessly for a couple of hours, demonstrating incredible dedication and hard work to restore the concrete areas to their former glory.

Reflecting on the successful morning, Geoff Sheddick praised the volunteers' efforts, saying, "It's a great example of the ethos that makes UTSC such a great club that, at very short notice, nine members very kindly gave up their Wednesday morning and laboured hard to scrape, brush up and barrow away the majority of the moss and dirt that had built up in recent years on the concrete hardstands under the dinghies berthed on the frontage, and under the Topper racks. Our grateful thanks go to them all."

This clean-up initiative not only improved the aesthetic and functional aspects of the club's frontage but also highlighted the strong sense of community and teamwork among UTSC members. The club's willingness to come together for the betterment of their shared space serves as an inspiring example of what can be achieved through collective effort and volunteerism.

Upper Thames Sailing Club continues to be a vibrant community where members not only share a passion for sailing but also demonstrate a strong commitment to the club's upkeep and improvement. Events like these strengthen the bonds between members and reinforce the club's reputation as a welcoming and active part of the local community.

Last updated 17:16 on 19 March 2024

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