IWA Launches National Waterways Restoration Raffle

IWA Launches National Waterways Restoration Raffle

01 August 2014

IWA has announced the launch of its National Waterways Restoration Raffle.

The raffle aims to raise £10,000 to support waterway restoration and development by donating 100% of the profit to restoration projects run by IWA corporate members and to a moorings improvement project on the Cheshire Ring to be carried out by IWA volunteers.

The raffle provides every person that purchases a ticket the option to nominate an eligible project of their choice on every ticket purchased. After the raffle has been drawn the number of nominations for each project will be calculated and the money each restoration project receives will be in direct proportion to their total nominations. For example a project receiving 10% of the total nominations would receive 10% of the money raised.

The nomination system means that waterway restoration across the country can benefit. Waterway restoration can bring social, economic and environmental benefits to an area and the National Waterways Restoration Raffle will support this nationwide effort.

There are many exciting prizes to be won. The top prizes are:

See website for full list of prizes.

Tickets cost £2 each and are in books of five tickets. A book of tickets has been included in the Autumn issue of Waterways and will be inserted into the August/September issue of WRG’s magazine Navvies.

The raffle will be drawn on 16th January 2015 at IWA’s Head Office in Chesham.

To find out more about the raffle, eligible restoration projects, details of all the raffle prizes, to purchase tickets online and for full terms and conditions see www.waterways.org.uk/raffle or contact the raffle organiser Toby Gomm at toby.gomm@waterways.org.uk or on 01494 783453 ext.611.

Restoration societies with eligible projects can obtain stocks of the raffle tickets free of charge to sell from Toby Gomm at Head Office to increase nominations for their project: Call 01494 783453 ext.611 or email toby.gomm@waterways.org.uk.

IWA would like to thank Middlewich Narrowboats, Wyvern Shipping, Cambrian Cruisers, ABC Leisure, Canal Cruising Company, Harper Collins Publishers, Waterways World, Midland Chandlers, Sir Steve Redgrave and Stone Boat Building Chandlery for their support of the raffle.

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