Fishing for Charity, the brainchild of angler Tony Shaw of Lafarge Aggregates Limited, has presented a cheque for £2,000 to International Manager Joe Roberts to support the England Disabled Coarse Angling team.
Tony was amazed at the lack of support that angling at international level received from our government and in 2008 raised £650 for the team, with a similar amount going to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. He has promised to raise even more in 2010, with a big event planned for April.
With his army of friends and helpers, Tony has organised a series of charity angling matches and has raised money at car boot sales.
The Angling Trust and the Disabled International team would like to thank the following for their support of these events. Without their help it would not have been possible to raise this money.
Dynamite Baits; Richworth Baits; Limelight Marquees; Colin Thornton; Andy Hermitage; Richard Hunger; Bob, Kevin and Colin from Phoenix Weighing Services and of course the owner of Apps Court Farm, Stuart McGregor.
Apps Court Premier Fishery manager Clive Terry is also singled out for special thanks for his help by Tony who hopes to use the same venue for his final presentation day next April.
Dick Clegg, International Events Manager for the Angling Trust ( FIPSed) said: “Once again I would like to thank Tony and everyone concerned for their efforts in raising a substantial amount towards our disabled teams’ international expenses. Without their support the teams would not be able to compete at the highest level”
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of the Angling Trust said: “We are very grateful to all the volunteers and sponsors involved in this fantastic effort. Our aim is to grow the Angling Trust membership so that we can attract greater sponsorship to help fund all our international teams.”
Anyone wishing to support Tony’s fundraising can contact him on 07900126431 or 01784248745 or e-mail him: