IWA Sponsored Walk Raises over £2,000 for New WRG Vans

IWA Sponsored Walk Raises over £2,000 for New WRG Vans

02 March 2015

Despite heavy rain, over 35 people took part in IWA’s eight-mile sponsored walk around Lapworth in Warwickshire on Sunday 22nd February, to raise funds for the purchase of four new vans for IWA’s Waterway Recovery Group (WRG).

The walkers included IWA’s National Chairman Les Etheridge and his wife Anne, as well as a contingent from WRG who completed the route four times in fancy dress. Despite muddy conditions along the Grand Union Canal and Stratford-upon-Avon Canal towpaths and the paths through surrounding countryside, the walkers managed to raise over £2,000 towards WRG’s appeal target of £100,000.

WRG’s Chairman Mike Palmer said: “I was impressed by the generosity and the dedication of the walkers and volunteers. We are grateful for all the money raised towards the new vans and minibuses, which are vital for transporting equipment and volunteers across the country to support canal restoration.

The sponsored walk is one of a number of events that will be held throughout the year in support of the WRG appeal.

IWA would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteered and gave sponsorship to help make the event a success. We would also like to thank Joker’s Masquerade for their generous donation of red morph costumes worn by WRG members that completed four laps of the route.

Find out how to support the WRG Van Appeal at the IWA website.

For further information contact Toby Gomm, IWA Fundraising Officer, on 01494 783 453 ext. 611 or at toby.gomm@waterways.org.uk.

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