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


irussell-7Ever 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


Carping4Heroes 2015 Announced


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 carping4heroes@gmail.com 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


Champions Night


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


Carping4Heroes 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


Pete Robinson and Lee O'Connor


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


Fairytale Marquees


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

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