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.
19th June 2014
South Cave van hire to help out
Yet again our friends at South Cave car and van hire have pledged their support by supplying us a van for the event so we are able to transport the fantastic amount of prizes to the venue.
South Cave car and van hire are a fantastic hire company who offer fantastic rates on their vehicles, anyone needing a vehicle in the near future should take a look at them. Visit their website www.carandvanhiresouthcave.co.uk
Our thanks to Stephen Mitchell and his team for their continued and valued support.
16th June 2014
Hughes Assembly to help out
We’re pleased to have the support of Hughes Assembly who will be on hand at this years event to put together our gazebo’s and marquees and other bits and pieces
Hughes Assembly are a new concept whereby all your furniture and equipment assembly needs are taken care off, saving you the hassle of reading through poor instructions and spending hours trying to put together flat pack furniture.
For more info on their services contact Ken via the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/hughes.assembly
Our thanks to Ken and Hughes Assembly for the support and offering to help us out over the weekend.
06th June 2014
Pukka Squirrel Baits offer their support
PSB will be donating a £50 voucher to be used on any of their products which will be up for grabs in our raffle.
A huge thank you to Marc and his team for this wonderful donation and anyone wanting to find out more about PSB can do so by visiting their website www.pukkasquirrelbaits.co.uk
3rd June 2014
Fantastic donation from a group of anglers
A huge thanks to John Leyland and friends and his employers, Bentley Motors Ltd for donating £200 to Carping4Heroes.
John and friends are having a get together social in a few weeks and between them put money into the pot totaling £100, John then approached his employers who agreed to match their donation which is a fantastic gesture.
Thanks guys and we hope you enjoy your weekend.