Directors Update: Welcoming you to Fishing for Schools
Many of you will be reading this for the first time.
The fabulous response to our Shakespeare “giveaway” brought thousands more of you into our Fishing for Schools fold and has enabled us to reach out to so many more people as a result.
For those of you that have steadfastly been with us for ages, my apologies this will seem a little groundhog-day’ish.
But it is worth reiterating that the past year has been monumentally busy and really brought what we do at Fishing for Schools into sharper focus than ever before. The past few years has wrought havoc on our education system as well young people who, for one reason or another, experience profound difficulty in learning conventionally and so often experience turbulence in their home life.
We seek to make things a tiny bit better for this group of young people.
But we are realists; Fishing for Schools cannot and will not be able to stanch the flow from the wound that is this area of education. But what we can do is to strive to raise further funds to ensure that we have a wider reach.
I am thrilled to announce that, over the coming weeks and months, we are to have an ambitious and far reaching plan to raise funds – which will involve all of you and I sincerely hope prove to be fun, too.
We have our gallant London Marathon runners about to pound the streets of London (I have been banned, but I so want to be running with them. Next year?)
We have an appeal about to be delivered across a wide rural network, to which all donations are so appreciated.
An online auction in the coming future with some of the very finest fly fishing in the world.
An Online Raffle that should whet any fishers appetite – and we mean any!
The first One man exhibition of paintings by our Director. This will be held at Came House in Dorset towards the end of November.
And we really want you to be part of the excitement. As I have said and “bang on” about…the more we raise the more we can do….and achieve!
Our family has grown, too. Along with the national treasure that is Fishing for Schools we now have Castaway – an initiative dedicated to those overcoming cancer treatment and using an exciting mixture of fishing, food, nutrition and community.
Thank you SO much for being part of all of this.
Fishing for Schools Founder and Director