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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Fly fishing and a common purpose

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Fishing 4 Schools Director and fly fishing legend Charles Jardine recently hosted one of the successful bids from last year’s New York Auction with his good friend Robert Denman on Robert’s section of the Elk River in Colorado. This “lot” will be repeated in this years’s NYC auction and is a fitting reminder of the…

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