On the 10th September Geraldine and her helpers, Jane, Jenny and Val members of the Hawkridge group had a BBQ and cream tea afternoon as a fund raiser and raised £300.. That was amazing, well done girls
We are always looking for Level 2 coaches to help with the growing groups and volunteers to make cups of tea and chat with people. If you would like to get involved please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org Patrick Chairman, email@example.com fishing co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org Gillian-secretary, Thank you..
‘Fishing for Life’ is an organization which provides fly fishing sessions for people who all have one thing in common – breast cancer. Meetings are held every month at lakes over the South West, Greater Manchester area and Gloucester/Worcester,, where the scenery is beautiful all the year round. At these sessions they are able to learn to fly fish under the supervision of qualified coaches.
Some of the members and coaches at the 6th Anniversary Day
The sessions are provided free of charge, thanks to the help of South West Lakes Trust, Bristol Waters, fisheries and small grants from local authorities. Also fundraising done by a very committed group of volunteers. As well as learning to fly fish, knot tying, entomology, fly tying and conservation are all included in the program and each morning’s session is concluded with a buffet lunch or barbeque.
Fly fishing not only provides gentle relaxing exercise, but in this wonderful atmosphere, refreshes the soul as well.
The Queens Award for Voluntary Services
We are delighted to announce that SWFFL have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary services. Sally our fishing co-ordinator and Tony her husband represented the committee when they attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May, a day to remember although it was not the warmest of days!
Thank you to all the qualified coaches and volunteers who give their time, fisheries who give their facilities for the monthly meetings and various small grants from local councils. Without your support we would not be where we are today.
Fishing For Life is now CIO Reg. no 1157812