Over 50% of the Montgomery Canal has already been restored, including many sections by volunteers. This means we can greatly reduce costs. But we still need money for materials and equipment as well as plant hire.
Our next target is to raise the money – some £300,000 – to rebuild Schoolhouse Bridge, Crickheath. This was demolished in the 1950s/60s and is the last road bridge obstructing the route back to Llanymynech at the Welsh border. See more information about restoration here.
Restore the Montgomery Canal! appeal
The Friends of the Montgomery Canal – along with the Inland Waterways Association Shrewsbury District & North Wales branch and the Shropshire Union Canal Society – have formed the Restore the Montgomery Canal! appeal to focus fundraising efforts on the restoration.
Would you be able to help us by making a donation? Regular monthly or annual sums are a real benefit as we then know what our future income will be and so we can plan ahead. £5 a month….maybe more?
£5 would pay for four bricks in the new bridge
£10 will pay for the cost of hiring a dumper truck for one hour
£15 will pay for the cost of a digger for one hour
If you can make a regular donation to help us restore the Montgomery Canal, please click here and download a banker’s order form.
Please consider making use of Gift Aid. The Government encourages taxpayers to donate to charities by offering a 25% tax rebate which we can claim. So £20 cost to you is worth £25 to us.
And if you would like to support the Friends of the Montgomery Canal by shopping in our online store, click here to see the products we have available.