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Sponsored abseil exceeds its target to raise £1,600 for Casting for Recovery

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Two brave ladies, who met on the Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland Welsh retreat in May 2018, have raised more than £1,600 for the charity with a sponsored abseil from the keep of Pembroke Castle and a raffle. Despite a false start when high winds on their original abseil day meant they had to…

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Riverkeepers raise more than £1,500 for Fishing for Schools with charity football match

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Riverkeepers of the Test and Itchen raised more than £1,500 for Fishing for Schools with a fundraising football match on Sunday (4 November). The match, at River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester, was the brainchild of Itchen riverkeeper Simeon Hay and saw six keepers and friends square up on behalf of each of the legendary…

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The Cheltenham Countryside Day silent auction is open now online

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Some amazing lots are on offer in the silent auction at the Cheltenham Countryside day – which forms the opening day of the November Meeting at the world-famous Cheltenham Racecourse (16 November). Countryside Day is a firm favourite in the sporting calendar, with a full card of National Hunt racing, complemented by hawks and hounds,…

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Riverkeepers of the Test take on the Itchen in charity football game for Fishing for Schools

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Waders, nets and rods will be swapped for football boots and strips on Sunday 4 November – when the river keepers of the Test take on those of the Itchen in a charity football match, in aid of Fishing for Schools. This sporting spectacular will take place at the River Park Leisure Centre in Winchester,…

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Take part in Somerset’s Ye Olde Bait Challenge and raise money for Fishing for Schools

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It’s time to get your entries in for Ye Olde Bait Challenge, a charity fishing match in aid of Fishing for Schools on Saturday (17 June) at Durleigh Reservoir, Somerset. This is one occasion where grey hairs may be an advantage as, although all fishing methods are welcomed, no modern baits will be allowed in…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge blog: We did it!!

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Last weekend Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine completed his most extreme challenge to date, raising more than £10,000 for the charity. Charles and his running partner Richard Davis ran between three Wessex Water fisheries – a distance equivalent to two marathons, all within 24 hours. In his final blog, Charles tells us…

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Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge training blog: Final blog – When it’s all over I intend to drown in Champagne!

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Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here So here…

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Savills Countryside Alliance point-to-point defies the weather at Badbury Rings

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Thousands of punters turned out for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings on Sunday (25 February), despite the cold weather. Fingers were crossed that the event would not have to be called off because of the hard frost, but by the first race, at noon, the ground had been deemed firm but fit…

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Date change for Charles Jardine’s Wessex Water Challenge

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Fishing for Schools founder and director Charles Jardine has changed the date of his fundraising Wessex Water Challenge to 7 and 8 April because of weather concerns. Charles will fish for trout at three Wessex Water fisheries, running the 60 miles between venues, all in 24 hours, in aid of Fishing for Schools and Casting…

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Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point secretary Jane Stockdale wins our Goodson-Wickes Trophy

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The secretary of the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point, Jane Stockdale, is the latest recipient of the Countryside Alliance’s service award – The Goodson-Wickes Trophy. The attractive bronze award was handed over to Mrs Stockdale at the point-to-point at Badbury Rings, Dorset yesterday (25 February) by Countryside Alliance chief executive Tim Bonner, in recognition of 10…

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