Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland

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

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation

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

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Foundation, Latest News

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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Fly fishing and outdoor therapy gets Parliamentary mention

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Consultation and Lobbying

Our thanks to the Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds (pictured), who yesterday mentioned our Casting for Recovery project in a cancer strategy debate in Parliament. We spoke to Mrs Churchill at the Countryside Alliance’s Christmas drinks at Parliament on Monday and she was enthusiastic about the project, having had breast cancer herself. Mrs…

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Breast cancer advocacy course welcomes Casting for Recovery

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing, Latest News

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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The Countryside Alliance Foundation nets fly fishing star

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Fishing for Schools, Foundation

The Countryside Alliance Foundation is delighted to announce that Sue Shaw, a former England Ladies Fly Fishing team captain, has joined the charity as its new Projects Co-ordinator. Sue will join the team to work across charitable projects including Casting for Recovery and Fishing 4 Schools, primarily to promote fishing’s role in education and therapy…

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Success for Alliance team in the RideLondon cycle rides

| Campaigns, Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising, Press Release, Uncategorised

There was triumph for the Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF) team on Sunday, with all members successfully completing the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 and 46 mile courses. The team has now raised more than £5,500 for TCAF charities Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools, with donations still coming in. Despite long delays and…

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