L&HCRT is a member of the Staffordshire Waterways Group


The Inland Waterways Association

Web site design by  Paul Marshall
and Sue Williams


Registered Office:

Island House, Moor Road

Chesham, Buckinghamshire


Registered in England - No. 2456172

Registered Charity No. 702429

VAT registration No. 823 8213 41


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If you are a taxpayer then Gift Aid can make your donation worth more.

For every £1 you give us we get an extra 25p from the Inland Revenue. Just select "yes" in the Gift Aid column below to allow us to reclaim tax on the amount you have paid. It’s that simple.

GIFT AID DECLARATION-  "I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference."

* please select YES if you are a qualifying UK taxpayer,
   see the Gift Aid declaration above.

Donations of £20 or more to the Brick Appeal will receive a miniature presentation brick!

Purpose of Donation

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Address and Telephone number for enquiries:

Bob Williams
Norfolk House
29 Hall Lane

Email: bob.williams@lhcrt.org.uk

Telephone: 01543 671427


You can make donations online with your credit or debit card through the CAF website.

To make a donation go to The Charities Aid Foundation donation page and search for “Lichfield and Hatherton”

Donations to help us with our restoration project are always very welcome, whether they are for a specific appeal (and we have several - see below) or for general purposes.

100% of the money donated is spent on the work of the Trust.

For more details click on the name of the appeal or the picture.

Brick Appeal

The Brick Appeal

A donation of £20 to The Brick Appeal pays for a square metre of bricks to help with restoration of locks and other features. Donations of £20 or more will receive a miniature presentation brick.



Use easyfundraising.org.uk every time you shop on-line to raise funds for the Trust.

As of March 2016 over  £850  has been raised for the Trust this way for absolutely minimal effort and no cost to yourself!

Click here to find out the latest total.

Sell goods on ebay to help the Trust

Donate via the PayPal Giving Fund

… Or make a one-off, or repeating,  donation of any amount

* please use this button if you are a    qualifying UK taxpayer.
   See the Gift Aid declaration above.

Online Donation (general fund)

We are currently working hard on the David Suchet Campaign.

Email us if you prefer your donation is used for another purpose.

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David Suchet Appeal

In 2001 the David Suchet Appeal was launched to raise funds to provide motorway crossings for both the Hatherton and the Lichfield canals. Donations flowed in from supporters and sympathisers all over the country in response to this cry for help.

In 2009 a new David Suchet Appeal was launched with the aim of raising the first £1million towards opening the Lichfield Canal as far as Darnford.

In 2015 it became necessary to refocus the David Suchet Appeal  in order to raise £1million towards a new tunnel under the Lichfield to Birmingham railway line.
Otherwise 25 years of successful restoration might be “stopped in its tracks” and placed beyond reach!

In 2017 at the London Boat Show the Tunnel Vision Appeal was formally launched by David Suchet, now with a firm target date of early 2019. By this time £150,000 had already been raised.

The David Suchet Appeal

David Suchet Appeal

The 500 Club

In 2007 we launched the "500 Club". For just £12 a year members get four chances of winning prizes up to £400 and our Restoration Fund stands to be boosted by up to £3,000 each year.

The 500 Club

Regular Giving

The Regular Giving Scheme was launched in November 2003. Supporters can choose whether to make a donation to the Land Fund or the general Restoration Fund.

Regular Giving Scheme


LHCRT takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information to administer your account and to provide the products and services you have requested from us.

Total Giving is a fundraising website that passes 100% of your donation to the Trust.