Keith Passant, a fly fisherman and gentleman who has been involved in Casting for Recovery for many years, has written an excellent piece on the project for the fishing website "Eat, Sleep, Fish". The piece is extremely informative on our history, strong on the benefits of the programme and hopeful for a bright future for us.
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A massive THANK YOU to Andy at Total Flyfisher
Our thanks go to the Sussex Fly Dressers Guild for presenting Casting for Recovery with a cheque for £500. The project's Director, Jill Grieve, went to the Guild's monthly meeting in Brighton to collect the cheque and to thank the Guild for their generosity.
The Spring 2017 Countryside Alliance magazine features a spread of Casting for Recovery volunteers Vee, Lottie and Tina. Vee is a casting instructor and talks about her role, Lottie is a nurse who talks about the medical support and advice given to ladies on retreat and counsellor Tina talks about the shared experiences of breast cancer and fly fishing that really bring ladies together at one of our beautiful venues.
Representatives of Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR), the outdoor therapy programme which provides free fly fishing retreats for ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer, attended a breast cancer advocacy course in Milan recently.
The Countryside Alliance Foundation is delighted to announce that Sue Shaw, a former England Ladies Fly Fishing team captain, has joined the charity as its new Projects Co-ordinator.