PRESS RELEASE: Waterways Restoration Raffle Exceeds £5,000

Issue date: 12th September 2014

The Inland Waterways Association’s (IWA) Waterways Restoration Raffle has raised over £5,000 since it was launched on Monday 1st August.

The Waterways Restoration Raffle aims to raise at least £10,000, with 100% of the profits going towards supporting restoration projects run by IWA corporate members, and an IWA volunteer-led moorings improvement project on the Cheshire Ring.

Since the launch of the raffle six weeks ago, the raffle’s proceeds have exceeded £5,000 due to a combination of over 2,000 ticket sales so far, and some generous donations.

Friends of the Cromford Canal has gained the majority of nominations, by actively supporting the raffle and successfully selling tickets with its name prestamped into the nomination box.

Cotswold Canals Trust, the Wey & Arun Canal Trust and the moorings improvement project have also been well supported.

A raffle nominations pie chart is available to download from IWA’s website, which shows how many nominations each society currently has for its restoration project.

Eligible restoration groups and their supporters are encouraged to sell raffle tickets with the nomination field pre-populated with the project's name, to promote their cause, increase nominations and raise valuable funds for their project. Participating groups are able to pre-populate the nomination box themselves. To obtain free stocks please call 01494 783453 ext.611 or email

The raffle will be drawn on 16th January 2015 at IWA’s Head Office in Chesham.
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For more information please contact the raffle organiser Toby Gomm at or on 01494 783453 ext.611.

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About IWA

IWA is currently holding a National Waterways Restoration Raffle to raise at least £10,000 to benefit waterway restoration projectsrun by IWA corporate members and a moorings improvement project on the Cheshire Ring, carried out by IWA volunteers.

Each person that purchases a ticket is able to nominate a project or a waterway group on the ticket stub. The percentage of total nominations that a project has will determine the percentage of the total profit from the raffle that they are given. For example: a project that receives 10% of the total nominations would receive 10% of the profit.

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 or contact the raffle organiser Toby Gomm at or on 01494 783453 ext.611.

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