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The Countryside Alliance Foundation London Marathon team eyes the start line with three weeks to go

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Latest News, Outdoor Education, Uncategorised

There are now just three weeks to the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April and our intrepid six-strong team are raring for the off. They are all raising money for our TCAF charities – Fishing 4 Schools, Casting for Recovery and Falconry for Schools. You can sponsor each of them through JustGiving by following the…

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Just two months to go for the Countryside Alliance London Marathon team

| Events and Competitions, Fishing for Schools, Foundation, Fundraising

Training is starting in earnest for the Countryside Alliance’s Virgin Money London Marathon team who will be pounding the streets of London on 23 April, in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Top fundraiser so far is amateur polo player and Cheshire hunt regular Josh Woolley, 27, who was to run the Marathon for…

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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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