One of Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland’s team members, Lottie Weston (pictured), an oncology specialist nurse who has worked in the breast cancer sphere for many years, is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise funds for the charitable project. The half marathon will take place on 8th October and Lottie is already in training. If you would like to support her efforts, you can sponsor her on her JustGiving page here

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a charitable programme run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation which offers ladies with breast cancer the opportunity to join us on a free retreat at a beautiful rural venue and try their hand at fly fishing. The project owes its success to a combination of support from a dedicated team of medics, counsellors and fly casting instructor, the gentle movement of fly casting which is a kind of physiotherapy, the beauty of rural Britain and Ireland and the fellowship of joining a retreat with ladies who all understand each other.

Lottie says: “As a nurse volunteering with Casting for Recovery for the past two years I am passionate about the positive impact the weekend retreats have on women’s lives, including spending time in the beautiful countryside, sharing their experiences and learning fly fishing. I’m very proud to be involved with such a wonderful charity. I’m running the Royal Parks Half marathon to help Casting for Recovery to continue and grow their brilliant work”

Thank you Lottie, every penny raised will go directly to our 2018 retreat programme. For more information visit the website at or email [email protected]

NB retreats are at no cost to participants, all ladies need to do is get to us and we’ll take care of the rest. We will hold seven retreats in 2018 which will open to registration on a rolling basis. Places on retreat are allocated by ballot and are subject to medical clearance.