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Medical charity invites applications for Hampshire fly fishing retreat

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Foundation

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland invites applications for its Kimbridge-on-the-Test retreat, to be held from 24-26 July 2015. Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland offers ladies who have (or have had) breast cancer the chance to come on an all-expenses-paid retreat which combines medical support and workshops alongside fly casting tuition and entomology. Our second…

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Judith Wrighte on Falconry For Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Falconry for Schools project is enchanting schoolchildren wherever it lands. Its founding Director, Judith Wrighte, is a teacher who knew she could take classroom learning, apply falconry and see great results. Judith wrote for our membership magazine on how she started the project and what it means. Read Judith’s piece, “My…

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Falconry for Schools soars into Hampshire

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

Judith Wrighte, Director of The Countryside Alliance Foundation’s Falconry for Schools project writes “A First For Falconry”: ‘Falconry for Schools’ was invited to attend a ‘Countryside Day’ for schools at the Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, Hampshire. The educational charity, Hampshire Country Learning based at Sparsholt College, organises estate and farm visits for school children in…

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Falcon scientist awarded OBE

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

Congratulations to Dr Nick Fox who has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. The award is for ‘Services to Falconry and the Conservation of Raptors’. This is the highest award ever given for services to Falconry.  In 1986 the Red Kites in Britain were at their lowest ebb. Only about 25…

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Broadcasting the rural message

| Foundation, Outdoor Education

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Alice Barnard writes: While for most of us every week is countryside week, I would draw your attention to National Countryside Week, an important initiative launched by HRH the Prince of Wales’ Countryside Fund.   The Prince’s Countryside Fund was set up a year ago to try to address numerous problems, including the…

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Falconry for Schools

| Falconry for Schools, Foundation

The 2014 Falconry for Schools programme has begun with pupils at schools in Hampshire and Bradford participating over the last month. Feedback from last year’s schools has been positive. Comments include, “Having the opportunity to work with and learn about the birds that were brought into school proved to be a pivotal moment …… It…

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