21st May 2013
Just like the previous 2 events we will be holding an auction on the Friday evening of the event, and this years auction is bigger than ever with some truly amazing lots up for grabs.
There are 12 lots in total:
Lot 1 – 4 Tickets to London Wasps home game against either Sale Sharks, Exeter Chiefs or Worcester Warriors during the 2013/14 season.
Lot 2 – A signed Hand Drawn portrait by Craig Stannard of Julian Cundiff.
Lot 3 – A signed Chelsea FC football by the Champions League winning squad of 2011/12, includes certificate of authenticity and signature cards.
Lot 4 – 48hrs tuition with Gardner Tackle and Mad Baits consultant Leigh Hemsley at Langtoft Lakes, Spalding. Includes bait provided by Mad Baits.
Lot 5 – A Signed and framed Salford City Reds RLFC shirt.
Lot 6 - A signed Hand Drawn portrait by Craig Stannard of Ian Chillcott.
Lot 7 – 48hrs for 2 anglers on the Richworth Linear Fisheries except Hunts Corner Lake.
Lot 8 - A signed Hand Drawn portrait by Craig Stannard of Carp-Talk editor Simon Crow.
Lot 9 – 4 x Middlesex County Cricket Club tickets to see any county championship or YB40 home match in the 2013 season. If the game is at Lords then entry to the pavilion is allowed.
Lot 10 - A signed Hand Drawn portrait by Craig Stannard of Adam Penning.
Lot 11 – 24hrs tuition with Adam Penning which includes top class banter and access to his weatlh of knowledge and experience in carp angling.
Lot 12 – 7 days fishing in 2014 for 4 anglers at Edens Lakes north lake in France.
Because some people can’t make the event the way in which this years auction will work should mean no one misses out, the following is how it will work:
1. Anyone who can’t make the event (and those going if they wish) can bid via email prior to the event, you need to bid your maximum bid and the minimum bid you would start at.
2. 24hrs before the event we will cease email bids and the highest minimum bid is what the lot will start at on the night (if no email bid is received for a particular lot, it will start at the auctioneers starting price)
3. The auction will then commence on the night as per any normal auction, however if a lot has had an email bid and it fails on the night to go above that email bid, then the email bid will win the lot, if the lot goes above the email bid then the individual with the highest email bid will be live on the telephone so he/she can increase their bid if they so wish.
I hope that doesn’t sound too complicated but we want everyone to have a chance of participating and more importantly increasing the chance of raising a shed load of cash. If you wish to email a bid then please send your emails to email@example.com, please include your name, max and min bid, your telephone number and the lot your bidding on.
As you will all agree the lots are outstanding and deserve a good heap of cash to be made so with that in mind please ensure your bids are not stupid as this isn’t an Ebay auction where your looking for a bargain, were raising money for blokes and lasses with life changing injuries!
Tightlines and Happy Bidding!!!!!
(Pictures of the lots where applicable are on the auction page of this website and also our facebook page www.facebook.com/C4H12)
14th May 2013
News has reached us here at Carping4Heroes that the Infantry carp team who are sponsored by Baitcraft and Edens Lakes are holding a charity event in March 2014 at Edens Lakes in France and will be donating all monies raised to Carping4Heroes.
Corporal Alan Bonney, the captain of the Infantry carp team has been in touch with organiser of Carping4Heroes, Simon Bangert to confirm this superb gesture saying ‘Carping4Heroes is a superb event that raises money for Help for Heroes and hopefully along with our sponsors Baitcraft and Edens Lakes we can raise a good amount of money for our wounded soldiers’
Obviously we here at Carping4Heroes are overwhelmed by the gesture and thank Alan and his sponsors, Baitcraft and Edens Lakes for choosing Carping4Heroes, organiser Simon Bangert said ‘It’s fantastic that Carping4Heroes is thought of by the likes of the Infantry carp team and it’s sponsors and have to thank Alan for this gesture, we wish him and the team all the best in March and look forward to reports of a great week’
More info on the Infantry carp teams sponsors can be found at www.edenslakes.com and www.baitcraft.com, both sponsors are also on facebook.
14th May 2013
We can announce that friends of the event Edens Lakes have donated a weeks fishing for up to 4 anglers on their north lake in 2014. This donation is a stonking prize and will be auctioned off at the event, details to follow soon.
We need to start by saying thank you to Corporal Alan Bonney who arranged the donation, he is the captain of the Infantry carp team who are sponsored by Edens Lakes and spoke with Dene and Karen who obliged and offered this superb prize and one we are hugely grateful for and thank Dene and Karen for their generosity.
Edens Lakes is highly spoke off and we hope this donation makes a few quid for our wounded.
Info on Edens Lakes can be found at www.edenslakes.com
13th May 2013
Our second donation today was received by another Rugby League outfit, Salford City Reds who have donated a framed shirt which we will auction at the event. Another stunning donation that we thank Salford City Reds for and anyone wanting more info on the club should visit www.reds.co.uk
13th May 2013
Today we received two donations for our raffle/auction at this years event.
The first donation is a signed rugby ball from Castleford Tigers Rugby League Club, which we will be putting in our raffle and for any league fan out there a great addition to any collection. Obviously our thanks go to Castleford Tigers for the donation and details on the club can be found at www.castigers.com
09th May 2013
We are massively pleased to announce that we have a weeks fishing for 2 anglers at Etang Baudy which is situated in central France. The donation is a drive and survive package and will be up for grabs in the raffle at this years event. We have to thank Jan and Wally who run the 11 acre fishery for this superb donation and more info on the venue can be found by visiting their website at www.carpnfrance.com
8th May 2013
Aviva Premiership outfit London Wasps have confirmed their support for Carping4Heroes by donating 4 tickets to watch any home league or cup game against either Worcester Warriors, Exeter Chiefs or Sale Sharks in the 2013-14 season at Adams Park Stadium. These tickets will be auctioned at the event and is a superb donation from one of Rugby Unions most well known clubs. We thank London Wasps for their support and anyone wanting anymore information on the club can visit their website at www.wasps.co.uk
28th April 2013
If you order any of the hoodys or beanies from the website you won’t receive them until the 20th May at the earliest as our supplier is taking a well earned holiday for the next 2 weeks.
You can still place orders but please be aware of the above.
This does not affect wristband orders and you will receive them in the normal time frame.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
25th April 2013
Obviously the whole idea behind the event is to support Help for Heroes and although most of the post’s on this page are related to the event it has been on the to do list to ensure we try and put some pieces out there that are poignant to what we are doing and supporting.
One of our supporters and civilian team member Tim Thomas who is an ex soldier has more reason than most of us to support Help for Heroes, he has written a small piece for us about what Carping4Heroes means to him and why it’s so important to keep supporting organisations such as Help for Heroes, these are his words:
”Hi my name is Tim Thomas I support Carping4Heroes because it is an amazing event that supports a superb cause that is very close to my heart.
In 2006 I was serving in Iraq with the Queens Dragoon Guards when the land rover I was in was blown up by a road side bomb, two of my colleagues who were also good friends were killed and I was injured, sustaining shrapnel wounds to my face and legs and I also suffered a broken elbow which had the tip blown away and is now pinned and plated.
In the following two years I spent a lot of time in hospital but eventually I was medically discharged as a result of my injuries, during those two years I took up carp fishing to help with my post-traumatic stress and it has helped me recover and take my mind off what happened on that fateful day in 2006, so being involved with and supporting an event which incorporates a sport that has helped me so much and in turn raise money for Help for Heroes who have also helped me in my recovery is an amazing opportunity and I hope many more people will support this amazing event to raise money for our injured soldiers”
There isn’t many words that can be said once you take in the full scale of events of that day in 2006, but Tim has come through that day and it’s testament not only to his character and strength but also that of carp angling and Help for Heroes and those that support such an organisation who help to aid the recovery of our wounded heroes.
Thank you Tim for sharing your story with us and as Tim said spread the word and get yourselves to Manor Farm Lakes in June and help support the event.
25th April 2013
Mark Lycett of Custom Bait Services has confirmed that they will be providing a trade stand at this years event which will have their various products on show, in addition you will be able to chat to the guys of Custom Bait Services on all things bait related. Mark also confirmed that they will supply a prize to the individual who wins the Atomic Tackle sponsored trophy for biggest fish. We thank Mark and his team for the support and look forward to seeing them at this years event.