23rd November 2014
We are delighted to announce that Carping4Heroes 2015 will take place over the weekend of 12-14th June.
The event will again be held at Manor Farm Lakes in Bedfordshire and the match element of the weekend will be contested by 6 teams:
*British Army Carpers
*RAF Carp Team
*Royal Navy and Royal Marines Carp Team
*Ex-Military Carp Anglers
*Military Provost Guard Service Carpers
*Civilian Carp Team
The civilian team will be selected by way of a qualifier, details of when and where to be announced in due course, if you are interested in representing the civilian team then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and details of the qualifier will be forwarded.
Carping4Heroes 2015 WILL be bigger than our previous events and we want you all to be there to enjoy a fantastic weekend supporting our heroes, so save the date and be there!!
23rd November 2014
Dinner Night Success
The dust has finally settled on what was a fantastic evening at our champions dinner night and my thanks to all of you that turned out to support our heroes, especially Simon Crow and Brian Skoyles and our guest of honour and Help for Heroes Ambassador Tony Scott and his wife Sue.
The food and service was superb and for this we thank Kev and Annette Walker of the Duke of Cumberland for allowing us to run riot in their well respected establishment.
Not only were we treated to great food and superb company, we were royally entertained by the surprise of the evening, our drag act comedian, Penny Change. His or shall I say her blue routine and audience participation had us all in fits of laughter and thank you to Bev Clifford for wearing red and keeping the heat of most of us!
In true Carping4Heroes style, plenty of ale and fun was had and by the end of the night we raised a staggering £2,687 for Help for Heroes which is a phenomenal achievement.
I want to thank each and everyone of you for the continued support, it’s extremely humbling.
31st August 2014
Champions diner night update
Dinner night tickets are now on sale to those that took part in this years event, they will go on general sale on the 18th September for anybody else who wishes to come along to what will be a fantastic night in aid of Help for Heroes.
Tickets are priced at £30 each which includes a 3 course meal and a comedian and can be purchased via the website, during the evening we will also be holding an auction and money tree raffle, we will also have special guests joining us on the night from the carp angling world so keep your eyes peeled on our facebook page and website for announcements.
To grab your ticket visit www.carping4heroes.co.uk/shop
25th July 2014
Champions dinner night announced
We can officially announce that the Champions Dinner Night will be held on the 22nd November 2014 at the Duke of Cumberland in North Ferriby near Hull.
The evening will feature fine dining with special guests, a raffle and comedian to entertain us, tickets will be available from the 1st October via the website on a first come, first served basis and they will be limited.
We will announce more details of special guests, raffle prizes and ticket prices in due course but until then I hope many of you will be looking forward to joining us for a great evening supporting our lads and lasses.
17th July 2014
It’s with great pride and overwhelming humbleness to announce that Carping4Heroes 2014 was a huge success.
The amount we have raised for Help for Heroes Official is £7,321 which means we’ve almost raised £25,000 since 2011.
The weekend will hold some special memories for all involved and for some, no memories at all, but as long as everyone enjoyed themselves then we achieved our aim.
Thank you to everyone who came along, especially the anglers who took part and also to Adam, Gareth and Brian who gave us a cracking evening at the Q&A session.
I would also like to publicly say that for reasons completely beyond my control a number of trade stands and personalities were unable to attend and although it was out of my control I apologise to those that came expecting to see something that wasn’t present.
It has been another epic weekend and I now need to put my body back on charge and I thank everyone who came, supported us or donated to the event, it means so much to so many.
17th July 2014
Carping4Heroes 2014 Match Results
The result’s of Carping4Heroes 2014 match were:
- Biggest Fish – Hayden Iles (RAF Team) 17lb 02oz
- Winning Pair – Lee O’Connor & Pete Robinson (Ex-Mil Team) 144lb 04oz
- Winning Individual – Lee O’Connor (Ex-Mil Team) 131lb 15oz
- Winning Team – Ex-Military Team with 21 points and 313lb 02oz
The fishing topped off what was an absolutely fantastic weekend and many of the anglers fished their backsides off in difficult circumstances, not only was it touching 30 degrees on Saturday, but many were nursing the hangover to end all hangovers and in our opinion, this is what we call extreme fishing.
Well done to all and a big well done to Lee O’Connor for his efforts on the bank and for taking the individual title along with a badly sun burnt back.
08th July 2014
Fairytale Marquees support C4H 2014
We’re delighted to announce that Fairytale Marquees who based in Cambridgeshire will be supporting this years event by supplying us with a marquee for us to use during our Q&A session and Friday night social.
We thank Nick Lipp for agreeing to support the event and we are delighted to have them on board and helping us out.
More details on Fairytale Marquees and what they offer can be found on their website www.fairytalemarquees.co.uk
07th July 2014
Bentley Motors raise £579.71
It’s with huge delight to announce that supporter of the event and carp angler John Leyland has been in touch to tell us that following a get together with friends they decided to ask their bosses if they could have a whip round at work.
This whip round resulted in an astonishing £579.71 raised for Help for Heroes.
An absolutely amazing amount of generosity from everybody at Bentley Motors and our thanks goes to John and his band of merry men for their efforts in supporting an amazing cause.
Well done guys!!
26th June 2014
DNA Baits support continues
We can announce that associate sponsor DNA Baits have donated 20kg of bait that will be up for grabs in our raffle, and as well as that they have also sponsored the civilian team clothing and also supplied the civilian team with bait for this years event.
Jason Trought of DNA Baits won the event 2 years ago and hopefully his luck and superb products will help the civilian team lift the trophy again.
A huge thanks to Jase and everyone involved at DNA Baits and during the weekend there will be a stand showcasing their products so make sure you get yourselves along.
20th June 2014
Bespoke Freespirit rods up for grabs
It’s with huge delight to announce that Freespirit Fishing have yet again given us a fantastic donation, they have supplied us with two bespoke 12ft Searcher L.R.M rods that have ‘Carping4Heroes 2014′ written on the blank.
One rod will be up for grabs in the raffle, the other rod will be given away in a prize draw during the Q&A session on the Saturday evening, all Q&A tickets will be put into a bucket and a ticket will be drawn at random with the winner taking one of the rods home with them, so make sure you have purchased your Q&A ticket to be in with a chance of winning such a fantastic and very unique prize.
Our thanks goes to Freespirit Fishing for this amazing donation and in particular Pete Castle who arranged for them to be done.
Pete will also be at the event to support our heroes.