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What’s happening, where and when in the carp scene
Casting for Recovery announces six retreats
for 2020 and applications are open now
Applications are open now for Casting for Recovery
UK & Ireland’s six residential retreats in 2020.
The unique fly-fishing charitable programme will offer fly fishing retreats
across England Ireland, Scotland and
Wales as therapy for ladies with
breast cancer. Registrations will stay
open for each retreat, until two
months before the date, after which
attendees will be chosen by draw.
The project, which celebrated its
50th retreat in 2019, is run by The
Countryside Alliance Foundation, a
charity dedicated to using the countryside as a place of therapy, enjoyment and education.
Our two-day retreats are free of
charge to any lady who has, or has
had, breast cancer (attendance is subject to medical clearance). The
itinerary incorporates medical advice,
counselling, relaxation techniques
and the beautiful sport of fly fishing
and our focus is on moving forward
after treatment.
Retreats are delivered by trained
professionals including counsellors,
oncology nurses and qualified fly fishing instructors and guides whose
expertise will, with luck, help each
6 Big Carp
participant catch a trout. Fishing kit
is provided from leading manufacturer Orvis UK thanks to a £9,595
grant from the National Lottery Community Fund.
We shall be returning to some of
our favourite venues in 2020:
• 24-26 April - Mount Falcon Hotel,
Co Mayo
• 15-17 May - Garnffrwd Fishery and
Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli
• 12-14 June - Coniston Hotel, Skipton
• 24-26 July - Kimbridge on the Test,
• 28-30 August – The Arundell Arms,
• 25-27 Sept - Forbes of Kingennie,
Casting for Recovery retreat coordinator Sue Shaw said: “We are so very
excited to have six retreats on offer
during 2020 across the UK and Ireland
enabling many more deserving ladies
to experience the magic of CfR. Our
wonderful volunteers will ensure that
those brave ladies attending have an
unforgettable weekend and help
them move forward with their lives.”
• Registrations are open now for all
six retreats and will close around
eight weeks before each retreat.
Ladies can register at https://www.
/ c a s t i n g - f o r- r e c o v e r y - u k ireland/apply-for-a-retreat
• Retreats are provided free of
charge. All participants need to do
is get to the retreat and we will take
care of all food, accommodation,
counselling, medical support, fly
fishing instruction and fishing kit.
• Ladies need to be three months
clear of surgery, chemo or radiotherapy to apply and attendance on
retreat is subject to medical clearance.
• Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland
is part of The Countryside Alliance
Foundation, a registered charity.
(Charity number: 1121034. Company number: 5669451.)
For more information contact the
press office on 0207 840 9220 or email n

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