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.
Another £1,370 for the Appeal Fund!
A collection at the Annual Forum of the Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust on July 2 has meant a further £1,370 has been raised for the Appeal Fund, to be added to the £210,000 already raised/committed.
£274 was collected at the Forum meeting and with Gift Aid (small donations) relief added, the total was £343. Someone in the audience offered to double that, making the total £686.
The Appeal Fund already has the support of a generous donor who has offered to match £ for £ small sums which the Appeal raises. This offer is up to £12,500 a year, commencing 1 July each year.
So this means another £1,370 has been raised.
This also means that for every £20 donated at the meeting, the Appeal will receive
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:
MONTGOMERY GOES INTERNATIONAL!
Early in 2018, the Shropshire Union Canal Society (one of the charities organising this Appeal) was approached about providing a speaker to give an Address to the 41st Annual Course by the Architects’ Association of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain about the Montgomery Canal. The Course this year was going to have a focus on historic waterways – which in Spain means looking rather more at Roman and other water aqueducts to bring water from the hills to the cities. The Society approached John Dodwell (chair of the Montgomery Canal Partnership) to see if he could give the Address – which he could.