The Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal is being managed by the Appeal Steering Group
on behalf of:-
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal, registered charity number 510448.
Shropshire Union Canal Society, registered charity number 245875.
IWA, Shrewsbury District & North Wales branch, registered charity number 212342
Restore the Montgomery Canal!
Plans are being drawn for Schoolhouse Bridge and Shropshire Council is being helpful.
If we can raise the money, the bridge could be replaced in a year or two. That
would be a fantastic step forward, and could be the best news for the restoration
in twenty years. No-
What can you do to help?
Donate: follow the ‘Local Giving’ link above.
Run a fund-
Join us when we take the appeal to the canalside or an event – more below.
Promote the appeal online: do you use social media? Or could you help us with
an occasional e-
Offer your special skill: we will be keen to try to make use of it.
Join a restoration work party or one of the adoption groups
We will be delighted to help you to help the Montgomery Canal.
More Generous Donations!
We were delighted to receive £1,000 as a donation from a private individual. And even more delighted that it is covered by Gift Aid, thus enabling us to add 25% from getting income tax relief.
We were also pleased to receive a cheque for £10,000 donated at the recent Annual
General Meeting of one of our group charities. With Gift Aid, this is worth £12,500
Canal Triathlon raises money for the Restoration!
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal, who organise the Triathlon, are proud to donate £5,000 towards the restoration of the section between Crickheath and Llanymynech from funds raised by the 2017 and 2018 events!
This should help towards the estimated £300,000 cost of restoring Schoolhouse Bridge in Pant, the last bridge between Shropshire and the Welsh border. If Schoolhouse Bridge costs are fully met, the funds will be used for other aspects of the restoration from Crickheath.
The Friends’ Committee and Cllr. Val Howard of Newtown, who flagged off the 2018 Triathlon, proudly show the £5,000 presentation cheque at their Annual Sunday Lunch on 21st October:
Volunteers Make Progress
News just released show that volunteers based on the Shropshire Union Canal Society's
restoration worksite on the Montgomery Canal near Crickheath undertook over 5,000
hours of work between April 2018 -
The photos contrast the state of the Canal before the volunteers began working -
This is just another example of what the volunteers can achieve. But to make more progress, we need to raise the money to pay for materials and plant hire bills. Click on the "Donate" page if you wish to help us.
For the very latest news on the restoration why not come to the Montgomery Canal Forum, 2.30pm Tuesday 21st May in the Memorial Hall, Smithfield Road, Oswestry, SY11 2EG next to central car park?