27th February 2015
Civilian team for C4H 15 update
IMPORTANT news regarding the civilian team and how it shall be selected.
The civilian team will be selected via an online auction on Sunday 29th March 2015, a facebook page has been set up for the civilian team (link below) where the finer details of the auction will be posted.
If you wish to fish for the civilian team then please join this page and ensure you read the details that Micky has posted regarding the auction.
Good luck to all of you that are wanting to represent the civilian team and we will see the lucky 14 anglers in June.
23rd February 2015
France trip up for grabs at Carpin On
This year we are exhibiting at Carpin On and along with our hoodys and t-shirts that we will be selling at the show, we will also have a large version of our minefield game with us where you will be able to play for a chance to win a trip to Blavet Valley Lakes in France, in addition we also have a Carp-Talk magazine subscription and a Special T Bait’s package as 2nd and 3rd prizes.
For £2 a go you can’t go wrong, so make sure you come and see us on stand 30-31 and have a go!!
Our thanks to Berny and Gordon at Blavet Valley for their support and also the guys at Carp-Talk and Special T Bait’s for donating prizes as well.
We will also be exhibiting at the Big One and the Northern Angling Show where other trips to France wil also be up for grabs, we will announce those closer to the show dates.
11th February 2015
Fantastic prizes on offer at Shortferry Angling evening
This coming Friday we will be at Shortferry Angling where Mark Hogg of Taska and Nutrabaits will be delivering a slideshow of his antics over the past 12 months or so, tickets are £5 on the door and there will also be a raffle and auction during the evening with some fantastic prizes on offer.
The first auction prize is 48 hours fishing for 1 angler on the highly exclusive Deepings 1 syndicate, for those that are unaware of Deepings 1 it holds around 60 fish that go to over 58lb in its 6 acres of water and membership is by invite only at £1800 per year, so a chance to fish for 48 hours as a guest is not to be sniffed at.
Our second fantastic auction prize is 48 hours guided fishing with river maestro, Neil Wayte on the River Thames in Autumn for the barbel and chub, again this donation is a once in a lifetime opportunity to fish with one of the best river anglers around who is the author of ‘River Carping’ and has various mentions in other titles as well.
Hopefully these two auction prizes raise a good amount of money for a superb cause and we look forward to seeing you all there at Shortferry Angling this Friday.
22nd January 2015
Andy’s Snacks to provide catering at C4H 2015
As with many things that get bigger, the challenges of organising and managing them become bigger and one of the areas that is always a challenge is our catering.
In the past we have provided a BBQ, but as more anglers and people come along this has become costly and time consuming so therefore we decided that for Carping4Heroes 2015 we would look to outsource the catering and leave it to someone else to worry about, as a result we have secured the services of Andy’s Snacks for the weekend.
Andy’s Snacks, ran by Andy Olive, will be with us all weekend and will provide us with all our catering needs, so ensure you bring enough cash for those burgers and kebabs!
Our thanks to Andy for agreeing to cater for us and we look forward to seeing him at this years event.
21st January 2015
Carping4Heroes, bigger for 2015
Due to the popularity of the event and because so many of you want to support the cause we are pleased to announce that following a meeting with Manor Farm Lakes we will be hosting the match element of this years event over 2 lakes.
We will be using the ever popular Damsel Lake and this year we will also use the Carp Lake that lays adjacent to Damsel Lake and the event HQ, this means we can increase the number of anglers from 50 to 84 and hopefully many of those that take part also bring friends and family to what is a wonderful weekend of fun in support of a fantastic cause.
Thank you to Sue and her team at Manor Farm Lakes for putting up with us again and also allowing us to take over even more of their fantastic venue.
21st January 2015
Top carp anglers announced for 2015 event
Ever since the first event we have always had great support by those within the sport and this years event is no exception either and we can proudly announce that the Q&A session will be hosted by well known carper Adam Penning and will feature Ian Russell of Avid and Sonubaits and Joe Turnbull who is Carpworld and Crafty Carpers bait guru.
Adam featured on the stage at last years event and was a firm favourite with all who were there and with the addition of Ian and Joe this years session should be a real treat for those that come along and support a superb cause.
The Q&A session will be held at 5pm on Saturday 13th June in the event marquee and entry will be £5 per person, our thanks to Adam, Ian and Joe for taking time out to support Carping4Heroes.
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.