A fundraising effort by guests at the 2017 Scottish Rural Awards has raised more than £4,000 for breast cancer recovery charity Casting For Recovery UK & Ireland. Over 400 guests at the Scottish Rural Awards event, which took place on Thursday 16th March, took part in a whisky raffle to raise a total of £4,763.70 fo
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Thirteen ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer enjoyed a unique experience at the weekend as they took part in a two-day residential therapy retreat - and learned how to fly fish.
The first Casting for Recovery retreat of 2017 was filled with tight lines and laughter at the Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa in North Yorkshire at the weekend as 14 ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer participated in our body and mind therapy programme.
Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR) is a free retreat programme for ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer. We use counselling, medical support and fly fishing to great effect as a holistic body and mind outdoor therapy. We are lucky enough to draw on the skills of some of the top people in cancer nursing, counselling and fly fishing to volunteer on retreat and to support our lady participants through a fun and energising experience.
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.