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Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust Shortlisted For The Lloyds Community Fund 2013.

The Canal Basin at Over near Gloucester during the annual Canal Festival Weekend

The H&G CT is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted down to the top four for the Lloyds Community Fund 2013 for the Tewkesbury area.

The public is now asked to vote for their favourite community charity amongst the four to secure the winner, seeking a prize of £3,000 donated by Lloyds Bank. The H&G CT will be promoted in the branches of Lloyds Bank in Bishops Cleeve, Brockworth and Tewkesbury.

The public vote runs from Monday 23 September to Friday 1 November 2013. H&G CT asks for your support and votes can be cast online, by SMS text messages and in any Lloyds Bank branches nationally during this period.

For online voting, see H&G CT's profile on www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund following these three steps:

1. in this link go to bottom of page,

2. Enter 'Canal Trust' in the box 'Search for a local good cause', H&G CT will appear

3. click on 'Vote' and follow further instructions.

Please - Remember to answer the confirmation email so your vote will be counted.

For SMS text message voting, text VOTE MDXA to 61119.

For personal voting, visit any branch of Lloyds Bank nationally to vote for the H&G CT in the community of Tewkesbury.

The Herefordshire & Canal Trust is grateful for your anticipated support.

About The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal

The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal took 53 years to build and was completed in 1845, making it the last major route built in Britain (apart from some navigations in Birmingham and the Manchester Ship Canal). The canal stretched for 34 miles from the River Severn at Gloucester, via Newent, Dymock and Ledbury to the city of Hereford, using twenty two locks and three tunnels. The canal was formally closed in 1881 to allow construction of the Ledbury to Gloucester railway which in turn was closed by Dr Beeching in 1964.

The Canal Society was formed in 1983 and in 1992 became the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust, a registered charity. The Trust has an ordinary and corporate membership of over 1,300 nationwide and abroad.

The Trust's objective is to restore the 34-mile canal fully, from its connection with the 2,500-mile inland waterway network at Gloucester to the centre of Hereford. The Trust has major restoration sites in each county, which together extend to over four miles, and plans to progress several other developments in the near future.

The Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee (no 2704407) and is a registered charity (no 1010721).