Countryside Alliance backs salmon campaign

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The Countryside Alliance brings to your attention a campaign from Salmon & Trout Conservation UK (S&TC UK). The group is inviting consumers to help identify those supermarkets that are stocking salmon from farms which are failing to control deadly sea lice parasites. The S&TC reports: “The inexorable growth of the salmon farming industry in recent…

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London Marathon team has raised more than £11,000 and still counting for TCAF initiatives

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Latest News, Press Release

A massive thank you is due to the six runners who took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (23 April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £11,000 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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Jo Churchill MP on CfR’s importance alongside medical treatment for cancer

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Thanks to Jo Churchill MP for mentioning the powerful effect of CfR in the Bury Free Press in a column on the UK Cancer Strategy. Ms Churchill writes: “the Countryside Alliance Foundation take women suffering from cancer fly-fishing, helping them, albeit briefly, to take a welcome break from treatment and experience something new and peaceful….

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Ladies with breast cancer are invited on a fly fishing therapy course

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Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland is a fly fishing therapy programme which is provided free for ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer. We operate free weekend residential retreats across the UK. Run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation, each retreat is staffed by professional volunteers – medics, counsellors and fly fishing instructors make…

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Breast cancer advocacy course welcomes Casting for Recovery

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Representatives of Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland (CfR), the outdoor therapy programme which provides free fly fishing retreats for ladies who have, or have had, breast cancer, attended a breast cancer advocacy course in Milan recently, courtesy of Europa Donna, the European breast cancer advocacy group. CfR Director Jill Grieve (in the red dress)…

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How Weirs Affect Fish Communities 

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Dr Chris Gardner of the South East Rivers Trust has written an article entitled “How Weirs Affect Fish Communities” in which he writes: “River restoration describes a set of activities that help improve the environmental health of a river or stream. These activities aim to restore the natural state and functionality of the river system to…

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Fishing 4 Schools feature in the Telegraph

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On Saturday 5th November 2016 the Daily Telegraph’s Education section featured The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Fishing 4 Schools project. In “Cast the rod, empower the child,” Jonny Cooper writes: “Look what happens as soon as you start teaching fishing to children,” says Charles Jardine, reaching for his equipment. “You tell them to hold a net in…

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