15th November 2013
** CARPING4HEROES 2014 CIVILIAN TEAM SELECTION **
Now that next years event has been announced it’s now time to get the process underway for the selection of the civilian team.
The last 2 years the team has pretty much been the same and it’s now time for a change and allow others the chance of taking part in the event, so this year we have a new selection process for the civilian team, by way of auction.
We require 5 pairs for the team so find yourself a partner and follow these instructions if you want a chance in competing in next years event:
- You will need to send an email to email@example.com with the subject: Civilian Team Bid and needs to contain the names of both anglers, ages and location in the UK.
- Within the email you then need to state your bid.
We will then update on this page the lowest of the top 5 bids received so those with lower bids have a chance of increasing their bids, however, each pair can only increase their bids a maximum of 3 times.
The auction opens today and will end on Friday 20th December, payment will then be due on March 1st, if a pair fail to pay then the highest bids that failed to make the top 5 will then be invited to compete.
So there we have it, if your interested in competing in next years event and your a civilian, over 18 years old and want to support our heroes then find yourself a partner and submit a bid.
(if your ex-military then details on how Pete Robinson will select his team will be announced shortly, those that are currently serving need to contact your respective angling associations)
7th November 2013
During the dinner night held on the 1st November we were able to announce next years event which will be held at Manor Farm Fishery’s again over the weekend of the 11-13 July 2014.
Next years event will see an increase in teams with an ex military team and a team from the Royal Navy taking part alongside the Army, RAF and civilian teams who took part in this years event.
More details on how to fish will be announced in due course as well as all the activities that will be taking place and special guest who will be attending, so keep your eyes peeled on announcements on our facebook and twitter pages.
07th November 2013
It’s with great pleasure that we can announce that the Hull and District Association of Master Plumbers have recently donated £700 to Carping4Heroes following their annual charity dinner that was held on Friday 18th November 2013.
Friend and supporter of Carping4Heroes, Pete Robinson, who runs his own plumbing company and is a member of the association of master plumbers contacted Simon Bangert and handed over £700 following the dinner that they raised throughout the night from the various activities that took place.
Pete who is an ex Royal Engineer fished at last years event for the RAF after stepping in at the last minute and felt he wanted to do more for our heroes and managed to persuade the association to split the monies raised to various benefactors which included Carping4Heroes, our founder Simon Bangert said ‘this is an amazing gesture from the association and I thank all members for their outstanding donation which will go a long way in supporting our heroes’
We thank Pete for allowing this to happen and we wish the association all the best with their fundraising efforts in the future.
06th November 2013
Following the success of the event over the past 3 years, founder Simon Bangert hosted a dinner nighton the 1st November at the Ballieul WO’s & Sgt’s Mess in Arborfield, the home of Simon’s former cap badge the R.E.M.E.
The evening included a full silver service 3 course meal in a traditional military format which included such traditions like the toasts and grace of a regimental dinner, the guests included Carp-Talks Bev Clifford and Carpworlds Joe Turnbull plus Adam Penning and Ian Chillcott, we were also honoured to have Simon Harmer a double amputee and H4H ambassador as guest of honour who gave us an inspiring and humble talk on his experience of losing his legs in Afghanistan and how H4H have supported him and his family, which really underlined the importance of Carping4Heroes and the continued support of H4H.
Following the dinner a raffle and auction were held which included surprise tutorial donations from Adam and Chilly with Adam winning the 48hrs fishing with Chilly for £600 and Adam Webster paying £500 for the pleasure to fish with Mr Penning.
The evening was a huge success with £2,310 being raised for H4H and one that everybody enjoyed and hopefully will become a permanent fixture on the calendar.
Simon would like to thank everyone who turned out for the evening and those who donated prizes including Sandhurst Lake, ESP, Sticky Baits, Korda and Atomic Tackle, a huge thanks also goes to Barry Hope for organizing the evening and to the members of the Ballieul WO’s & Sgt’s Mess for allowing us to use their fantastic facilities.
21st October 2013
We can now announce that our 2014 calendar that our supporters helped in putting together by submitting their pictures is now available to pre-order from the website.
The calendar which is A4 in size and in full colour features funny carping situations and also includes those important dates of the year, such as next years Carping4Heroes event just so you don’t forget.
These calendars will make great Christmas presents and will be sent out in early December just in time for the arrival of the new year and will go along way in supporting our troops.
10th October 2013
As announced earlier in the month we will be releasing a 2014 calendar and we wanted your help in finding some funny pictures for it, the response was great and the pictures are now available on our facebook page to view and vote for.
All you need to do is click the link http://on.fb.me/15WGHOg browse through the photo’s in the calendar pictures album and ‘like’ your favorite 13 pictures, the 13 pictures that receive the most likes will then be used for the calendar.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted a picture and we will be unveiling the calendar at the champions dinner night on the 1st November.
01st October 2013
The dinner night is a celebration of the event to date and to acknowledge the outstanding work Help for Heroes do for our troops and we will have Help for Heroes Ambassador Simon Harmer attending the evening as well as angling ‘stars’ Adam Penning and Ian Chillcott, plus our associate sponsors and the C4H team.
The evening will feature a 3 course silver service meal, a talk by Simon Harmer on his inspirational story, a presentation to Help for Heroes and a raffle, plus the chance to meet Adam Penning and Ian Chillcott in an intimate and formal surrounding of the Warrant Officers and Sergeant’s Mess of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) in Arborfirld, nr Reading.
Tickets are limited so be quick to grab yours for what will be a great evening in support of our troops, visit www.carping4heroes.co.uk/shop
30th September 2013
Help for Heroes have been in touch to let us know that H4H Ambassador and member of the ‘Band of Brothers’ Simon Harmer will be attending the dinner night and speaking to us about his own experiences.
Simon, a medic in the Royal Army Medical Corps was one month into a 6 month tour in 2009 when he stepped on an IED just outside a patrol base in Afghanistan and subsequently lost both legs, his story is inspiring and shows just how Help for Heroes has made a huge difference to his life and why its so important we continue supporting our troops.
Tickets for the champions dinner night go on sale tomorrow and will be available via the website at a cost of £30 per person and we hope to see many of you there.
In order to take advantage of the scheme please visit the Carping4Heroes website and follow the instructions - http://bit.ly/14Ejq0J
This is a fantastic offer by CC Moore Baits Ltd and we appreciate their support for our armed forces and the event, so please share and get the word out and take advantage, you deserve it!!
17th September 2013
We can announce that we will be putting together a calendar for 2014 with proceeds from sales going towards Help for Heroes, however we need your help in putting this calendar together and we want your pictures.
There are plenty of charity calendars on the market from the normal to the ridiculous and everything inbetween and in keeping with carp angling and what the event stands for we want to put together a calendar that will raise a few smiles, so the funnier the picture the better, whether it be an old picture of a comical moment on the bank or a staged picture just for this we don’t care, we just want your funny carpy pics that we can use on the calendar.
The rules of the competition:
- All entrys to be submitted by 10th October 2013
- All pictures will then be open to a public vote via facebook from the 11th October and the 13 pictures with the most likes by the 14th October will be used for the calendar
- Make sure you have permission to submit the photo including the permission of those included in the photo
- NO full nudity, however, bits covered up can be submitted
- NO trophy shots unless funny
- NO sunset/sunrise shots unless funny
- All submissions must have a carp angling theme
- High resolution pictures only
- The winners will receive a calendar each
So that’s it, dig out your old photo’s or grab your mates and get the pictures in to us via firstname.lastname@example.org, please include your details, a brief story of the picture if needed and names of anyone else in the photo and lets put together a great calendar for 2014 and support our troops.