Search

Anglers raise cash for cancer charity

Snakes Meadow Fishing Lake

Snakes Meadow Fishing Lake

Archant

A charity fishing match at Snakes Meadow Fishery, Stokesby, in remembrance of a young club member who was killed in an accident raised a massive £3,001 - £2,000 more than the target!

The annual match was held in July in memory of Caister boy Matthew Eckett, specifically to raise funds to donate to a local charity which, for the past two years, has been allocated to the Big C, the choice of Matthews’s mother and other club members.

Apart from an entry fee, some of the fishermen taking part were sponsored.

Local businesses - from supermarkets, holiday attractions, football clubs, general stores to nationwide angling magazines, fishing tackle dealers and manufacturers made donations of offered a prize for the raffle.

One of the organisers, and a cancer sufferer herself, Sandi Brumell said: “Without the generosity of these companies etc, the fishermen and their sponsorship, the bailiffs for their help with the barbecue, beverages, and organisations plus the public who purchased the raffle 
tickets, this figure would have certainly not been realised.”

The cheque was presented to Great Yarmouth Big C centre manager Jane Manning, by Keith Hooker, proprietor of Snakes Meadow Fishery, Sandi and Mike Brumell and Gareth Cork.

Jane gave up her Saturday to attend the charity match taking along display boards and talking to anglers fishing on the lake.

For more details about Big C go to www.big-c@co.uk/about-us/

Picture: Sandra Brumell

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury