Ladybower Fisheries Charity Weekend!
Next weekend (24th and 25th October) Ladybower Fisheries are holding a fabulous charity weekend for Accessible Derbyshire!
The aim of the event is to raise funds to purchase a Wheelyboat which will enable disabled anglers to take to the water and enjoy everything this fabulous location has to offer.
The fundraising is off to a flying start as we already have £2000 towards the boat! This is thanks to Sam Hindley and The 'Derbyshire Volunteers': an amazing folk group who give up their time for free playing gigs around the area to raise money. The volunteers made the £2000 donation to Sam who is a wheelchair user but, feeling that he no longer needed the funds himself, Sam very generously donated the money back and it has been given to Accessible Derbyshire's Ladybower Wheelyboat fund!
Included in the weekend's events are:
Chainsaw carving - Andrew Frost
Fly tying demo - Steve Newsome
Walking stick Carving - David James
Fly fishing demonstration Sunday 11:30 - Peter Arnfield
Fishing for Heroes
Fly Fishing, have a go or just improve your cast - Paul and Sue Sissons
Cooking and smoking trout dishes - live demonstrations - John Blewitt
Supporting the fishing competition and also demonstrating their fly fishing rods and tackle are Orvis of Bakewell.
On Saturday there is also:
-boat £35 per angler
-float tube £28 per angler
-bank anglers £25
4 fish tickets
Timed first to catch 4
Largest fish of the day
And of course a booby prize
Make sure you book your boat !!!!!!! Please let the fishery know asap
The driving force for purchasing a wheelyboat on Ladybower was Ray: an old friend of Ladybower fisheries who sadly passed away this year. His family are really keen to create a lasting legacy and are actively fund raising to support the project. The Wheelyboat Trust are also supporting the project and having very generously agreed to fund an incredible 50% of the cost of the boat!
The team at Accessible Derbyshire would like to extend a special 'thank you' to Ray and his family, to Sam for his generous donation, to the Derbyshire Voluneers for raising the funds, to the Wheelyboat Trust, to Geoff Smith for organising the event, to all the people giving their time over the two days as well as to all of you who go along and give your support to what will be an exciting, interesting and worthwhile weekend!
Gillian and Jane