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Winning ways to help support the Trust

Charities have been hit hard this year with fundraising events cancelled due to the pandemic, and the Wey & Arun Canal Trust is no different. However, there are some easy ways to lend your support that could give you a cash boost too.

The WACT Numbers Game is a monthly prize draw which raises a significant amount to support restoration projects. The first prize is £100, the second £30 and the third £10. Members contribute £3 a month by standing order for each number they hold.

To take part in the game, contact the game's administrator, Timothy Lewis, at or write to the WACT Surrey Office – Bridge End, Somerswey, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8EQ

In October, the first prize of £100 went to Hugh Smith from Stratford with number 137; second prize of £30 went to Michael Hobbs from Godalming with number 54; and third prize of £10 went to Ronald Parker from Haywards Heath with number 110.

The Trust also participates in the Horsham District Community Lottery, a weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in the Horsham District. Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week, and from every ticket sold 60p will go to a good cause. Select the Wey & Arun Canal Trust as your good cause and we’ll receive 50p of the 60p (the remaining 10p will be distributed to other good causes).

Each ticket has a one in 50 chance of winning a prize, with a top prize of £25,000. Draws take place every Saturday night. Go to, select the Buy Tickets tab and search for the Wey & Arun Canal Trust from the list of those taking part. Lottery Gift Vouchers are also available, starting at just £5, and make great Christmas presents.  The Wey & Arun Canal Trust will receive 50% of the proceeds from each ticket that the Gift Voucher is then redeemed against.

If you are Christmas shopping online then you could consider using AmazonSmile. AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way for you to support the Wey & Arun Canal Trust every time you shop, at no extra cost to you and with all the same items and prices as Amazon. The company simply donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to a charity of your choice when you shop via AmazonSmile. All you have to do is go to

You may also want to add a bookmark to on your web browser to ensure every time you shop the Wey & Arun Canal Trust benefits.


Gill Davies
Thursday, December 10, 2020
  • The Numbers Game is a monthly draw that has a top prize of £100.