On 23rd April 2017, Matthew Rogers will be taking on the ultimate running challenge, by participating in the London Marathon on behalf of IWA. We had a number of applications for the coveted place, but Matthew was a strong candidate with six marathons behind him already! This will be his first time in the famous London event though.
Matthew has been interested in canals since the age of twelve, following a family holiday on the waterways. He was finally able to purchase his own narrowboat eight years ago - a 30'' boat named ''Spider''. Matthew was Chair of Trustees for Friends of Cromford Canal for 15 months and a committee member for two further years. As a keen advocate of their work, all the money Matthew raises will go to IWA's Waterway Recovery Group, to allow us to continue supporting restoration projects around the UK.