Fundraising

We have had to raise millions of pounds to get the restoration of the Montgomery Canal to where it is today and we need raise much more to get the job completed. Here are some ways you can help us…

Many of our supporters have put on fundraising events including music events, quiz evenings and sports events. If you have an idea of a way to raise money in a fun and safe way, why not get in touch to discuss.

Perhaps you are celebrating a special day, such as a birthday or anniversary.

Why not ask your friends, family and colleagues that you’d like a donation to a favourite charity in lieu of presents – and nominate us? You can also remind them that with Gift Aid their generosity will be worth 25% more.

They might even consider joining the Friends of the Montgomery Canal as a way to show ongoing support. Please let them have a copy of our leaflet – download here – or they can donate directly to the restoration effort by following this link.

The Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal

We are proud to be part of the Restore the Montgomery Canal! appeal, which is being managed by a 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

By donating to or raising funds for the Montgomery Canal Restoration Appeal, you will be helping everyone working to reopen the canal for future generations.

Leave a legacy

As a charity, we rely a lot on voluntary donations to enable us to continue with the restoration of the Montgomery Canal. Some people choose to make a single donation. Others make regular monthly payments – which enable us to plan ahead knowing what our income will be.

Some people are kind enough to nominate the Montgomery Canal in their Will. Such sums can be substantial and can enable inheritance tax bills to be reduced. In a period when money from public sources is hard to get and when such funders have extra topics they want covered, legacies are especially valuable as they can be spent directly on restoration works. In some cases, legacies can help to provide the match funding which public funders often seek.

The restoration has always had support from fantastic groups of volunteers. But we still need to pay for materials and the hire of equipment.

When making a Will, there are different types of gift you can make:

  • A specific sum of money – a lump sum
  • The whole – or a percentage – of your assets, after other gifts and expenses have been paid
  • A particular item, such as jewellery, shares or a piece of land.

If you consider making a gift in your Will, we recommend you speak to your solicitor or other advisers to ensure the wording is right so that your gift is used as you intend.

Further information can be obtained from – and gifts should be payable to:

Montgomery Waterway Restoration Trust (charity number 510488)
26 Bentley Drive
Oswestry
Shropshire
SY11 1TQ

Or email to contact@montgomerywrtrust.uk

Corporate links

Could your business or organisation benefit from a link to our restoration efforts?

Over the years, the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and other organisations have received a large amount of help from corporate organisations. We have benefitted from equipment hire, cash donations, employee volunteering and much more.

If you think you could help us reopen the Montgomery Canal , please get in touch and we can build a sponsorship or employee engagement package which will be of mutual benefit.

We are lucky to have had a good media following over the years, so working with us could benefit not just your Corporate Social Responsibility but your media profile too.