Supporting community engagement

River Worth Friends held a ‘litter pick, pint and river models’ event at the Wishbone Brewery in Keighley on Saturday 9th November.

The community event celebrated the valuable work of the River Worth Friends volunteers. JBA Trust were pleased to support the event by providing demonstrations of our mini hydraulic flume and augmented reality sandbox models.


The day included:

– A River Worth Friends river clean up, litter pick, photography display and talk about the river and its biodiversity.
– Demonstrations of our mini flume and augmented reality sandbox, talking to visitors about managing risks in the water environment.
– Launch of the new ‘River of Worth’ beer, a collaboration between River Worth Friends, the Co-op, Keighley Big Local and the Wishbone Brewery. The beer is made with surplus bread from local Co-op stores and celebrates all the volunteering that takes place along the River Worth.

Shaun O’Hare, River Worth Friends volunteer and Keighley Big Local co-ordinator commented:

“The ‘litter pick, pint and models’ event provided a great opportunity to celebrate the voluntary efforts of residents passionate about the River Worth. The dynamic models from JBA Trust provided a great way for the River Worth Friends to tell the story of their river, enhance word of mouth, and get the public engaged in discussion about their purpose in a way they haven’t been able to do before. The models and excellent demonstrations by JBA Trust helped contribute to a very successful day.”

Maxine Zaidman, from JBA Consulting added:

“It was a great opportunity to volunteer with JBA Trust and to support the River Worth Friends community engagement event. The Friends group are all local volunteers who carry out all sorts of wonderful work in relation to improving the River Worth and its environment. While helping to demonstrate the JBA Trust models, it was brilliant to see children and adults gain so much from interacting with the models. We had some really insightful and interesting questions and I really enjoyed the entire day.”