Will you help volunteers restore more of the Montgomery Canal?

The Shropshire Union Canal Society is one of the members of the Restore the Montgomery Canal appeal. Other members include Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust (MWRT), Friends of the Montgomery Canal and the Inland Waterways Association.

At the opening ceremony on June 2, 2023, MWRT launched an appeal under the ‘Restore the Montgomery!’ banner for £250,000 towards the restoration of the Montgomery Canal between Crickheath and Llanymynech. Funds from this appeal will be applied to Crickheath South, that is the channel between our recently completed section at Crickheath onward to Schoolhouse Bridge. SUCS volunteers have already started working on this length and the appeal funding will enable our work here to proceed apace. I should mention that Restore the Montgomery! has already helped us in raising £7,531 from National Grid’s Community Matters Fund for work on the Crickheath South project.

This appeal is being sent to members of all the organisations representing the appeal. It will also be promoted via the waterway press, social media and the internet to a much wider wider public.

Please find more details of the appeal in this leaflet. You’ll see that you can make a donation by several means including QR code, website, bank transfer and cheque. If you’re a UK taxpayer, your donation can also be Gift Aided which means that your donation is boosted by 25p for every £1 that you donate at no extra cost to yourself.

The success of this appeal would be a big step in achieving our ultimate goal of connecting the navigable section of canal at Llanymynech with the recently restored canal at Crickheath.

I commend this appeal to members. I would be very grateful if you could publicise the appeal widely.

(The Society is very grateful to MWRT for organising/running this restoration appeal. For our other activities and general running costs, the Society continues to raise funds directly). 

David Carter
SUCS Chair

Posted in Montgomery Canal, Restoration.

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