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David Edwards-May

David Edwards-May's fundraising page

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]h3 style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 8px;"[gt] [p]Hi all, bonjour à tous ![/p] [p]Thank you for visiting this page, and for sponsoring my [b]first ever marathon, [span=color: #ff0000;]NOW REGRETTABLY POSTPONED TO 2016 BECAUSE OF A HAMSTRING INJURY, THE SECOND SINCE NOVEMBER 2014[/span][/b][/p][p][b] [/b]This will help the campaigning efforts of the [span=color: #000080;][b]Inland Waterways Association[/b][/span], soon to celebrate its 70th anniversary.[/p][p]IWA is a registered charity, founded in 1946, that advocates the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of all inland waterways for public benefit. [b]More than 500 miles of canals and navigable rivers have been re-opened to public use since IWA was founded and there are plans to restore 500 more![/b][/p][p]I am also promoting waterways worldwide through [b]Inland Waterways International[/b], an association that was founded from IWA's international committee in the mid-1990s.[/p][p]I became interested in inland waterways at 16, when I attended the London Boat Show and bought Stanford’s Canoeing Map of England and Wales. This sparked a desire to explore the hundreds of miles of waterways that were currently available. I became an IWA member in 1968, also becoming a volunteer and participating in Operation Ashton to help restore the derelict Ashton and Lower Peak Forest Canals. I moved to France in 1976 and played key roles in the restoration of Rivers Lot and Baïse, and the reopening of the Canal de Roubaix. [/p][p]Over the years I have acted as a researcher and a waterways consultant on many projects to help protect and restore the waterways. I am very proud to have been given the opportunity to raise money towards such a worthy cause.[/p] [p]You can sponsor me through this page, and donations will go directly to [b]IWA[/b].*[/p][p]You can also sponsor me by[/p][ul] [li]Phone – Call 01494 783453 ext. 611[/li][/ul][lt]/h3[gt][div=color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: #ffffff; margin: 8px;][ul] [li]Post – Send a cheque payable to ‘The Inland Waterways Association’ to Toby Gomm, IWA Head Office, Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1WA[/li][/ul] [p]Thank you for your support.[/p][p]Warm regards[/p] [p]Très cordialement à tous mes amis et contacts francophones ![/p] [p]David[/p][p]Caption: [b]This picture was taken on Sunday morning March 29. I was a third of the way back home from Goncelin station. For more on this training run, and to read updates, please follow my Facebook page http://goo.gl/VaAWtg[/b][/p][p][b]To view the course in some detail, including a [b]list of all 12 canal, river and dock crossings on the route[/b], see the page on my blog[/b][/p][p][b]https://edwardsmay.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/course-london.jpg[/b][/p] [p]* Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p] [/div]

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Jun 29, 2015

David Edwards-May

A modest start to the 2016 campaign! Going to make it work this time! If the body permits. Thanks to all for your support


Apr 17, 2015

David Wadham

Good luck from Charlie Helliwell and me. Hope your feet survive.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2015

Sara Attfield

Good luck from Sara George's stepdaughter.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 6, 2015

Les Etheridge

Good luck

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 1, 2015


£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Mar 30, 2015

John Pomfret

Good luck, David!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 26, 2015


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 23, 2015

Sheila Edwards-May

Wish I could be there to cheer you on!


Mar 22, 2015

Irene Carrive


Mar 21, 2015