Record char­ity haul

● £54K in one week­end ● Help for Eng­land ace’s mum

Anglers Mail - - Front Page -

ACHAR­ITY match has raised a stonk­ing £54,051 in a sin­gle week­end – a record for a carp fish­ing event.

Eng­land carp in­ter­na­tional Wayne Mans­ford orig­i­nally wanted to raise £10,000 for his mum, Jacqui, who has a rare form of can­cer known as NET, but the gen­er­ous an­glers eas­ily sur­passed that to­tal.

The week­end event was held at pop­u­lar day venue, Far­lows Lake, in Buck­ing­hamshire. An­glers raised the huge to­tal for treat­ment that isn’t avail­able on the NHS, plus 20 per cent go­ing to the NET Pa­tient Foun­da­tion.

Maiden­head, Berk­shire­based Wayne said: “If you could say a mas­sive thank-you on be­half of me and my fam­ily to ev­ery­one and es­pe­cially the boys who ran it so well, I’d re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it.”

Co-or­gan­iser Robert Green­ing said: “The money was raised by food, drink, raf­fle and en­ter­tain­ment dur­ing the event and auc­tions. We’ve since found out this event was the largest sin­gle fundraiser event so far in carp an­gling.

“The win­ners were Ricky Ea­son and Mark Ba­con, who caught the big­gest fish, which was a 30 lb 2 oz mir­ror carp.

“We would like to thank

Kev Knight at Main­line Baits, Thomas Dun­can-Dun­lop,

Steve Blow and Ed Mcdermott (Far­lows owner) to name just a few, as these guys helped raise the most sig­nif­i­cant in­di­vid­ual sums of money,” he added.

Richard Austin, who landed three carp to 24 lb 8 oz, said: “The theme for the week­end was orange, as Wayne is ‘Straw­berry Blonde’, so I opted for my bright orange CC Moore Acid Pear Pop Ups, re­named for the week­end as ‘Ginger Prince Pop Ups’. It was a great week­end, and it was bril­liant rais­ing so much money for a wor­thy cause,” he added.

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