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Angling Trust celebrates Volunteers’ Week with
Excellence Awards to 18 volunteers
Some of our award winners: Andy Maskery, Mark Thorneycroft-Gibb, Chris Thirtle, Chris Clark, Peter Wilcock and Dave Harrell
The Angling Trust is celebrating this
year’s Volunteers’ Week (June 1-7) by
presenting Volunteering Excellence
Awards to 18 volunteers in recognition of their fantastic contribution to
our work. The volunteers have shown
outstanding commitment as members of the Angling Trust’s Voluntary
Bailiff Service (VBS), assisting at participation events or playing important
roles in our national and international
fishing competitions.
Among the award winners is volunteer bailiff Wayne Thomas from
north Manchester, who has never let
his disability – he is profoundly deaf –
prevent him from playing an active
role in safeguarding fish and fishing.
Volunteers’ Week 2018 takes place
from June 1st to the 7th.
Receiving Volunteering Excellence
Awards are:
Andy Maskery (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Chris Thirtle (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Wayne Thomas (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Keith Allsopp (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Graeme Holmes (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Ted Pocock (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Louis Goodman (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Peter Wilcock (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Alfie Mason (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Paul Fitzmaurice (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Graham Nicol (Voluntary Bailiff Service)
Mark Thorneycroft-Gibb (Participation)
David Kent (Competitions)
Mike Storey (Competitions)
Mark Downes (Competitions)
Dave Harrell (Competitions)
Brian Owen (Competitions)
Chris Clark (Competitions)
Wayne is an active member of Little
Britain Anglers, a Bury-based club
that manages several recovering sections of industrial rivers and canals
and regularly patrols these stretches,
which suffer some of the worst crime,
pollution and anti-social behaviour
issues in the North West region.
Another of our recipients is Mark
Thorneycroft-Gibb, a retired teacher
who assists at many ‘Get Fishing’
events and is passionate about
recruiting people into angling. Mark
often manages the busy registration
desk, always providing a welcome
smile and professional reception.
Match angler and Angling Trust
Ambassador Dave Harrell is also one
of our winners. Dave’s hard work and
commitment has turned the RiverFest
competition into the biggest river
match angling competition in the
Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive of
the Angling Trust & Fish Legal,
“Thousands of volunteers play a
vital role in the work of the Angling
Trust and Fish Legal, giving up many
hours of their precious time to protect
fish and fishing for the benefit of
everyone else. It is only fitting that we
celebrate their huge collective contribution during National Volunteers
Week. These latest recipients of our
Volunteering Excellence Awards have
shown outstanding commitment in
helping to protect fisheries, running
participation events and assisting our
competitions. Thank you to everyone
who has volunteered their time,
knowledge and skills to the Angling
Trust and Fish Legal over the past ten
years and many congratulations to
our latest award winners. Your commitment is very much appreciated.”
Further information about our
award winners from Voluntary Bailiff
Andy Maskery, Deputy Area Coordinator, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.
Andy has been a committed volunteer since he was inducted into the
VBS in February 2016. The expression
‘actions speak louder than words’
aptly sums up Andy’s approach, as he
tirelessly promotes and supports VBS
and the Angling Trust through his
Fenton and District Angling Club
work. Whether through ang ling
shows, local club meetings, fishery
visits or his involvement in organising
joint patrols with the police and Environment Agency in North Staffordshire, Andy will use the opportunity to
spread the word about the Fisheries
Enforcement Campaign, directly raising awareness and confidence
amongst anglers to report incidents,


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