North Scarle fishing match raises over £1,500 for Beaumond House Hospice Care
Nearly 30 anglers took part in a fishing match in North Scarle to raise more than £1,500 for charity.
The match, which takes place every year at the North Scarle Duck Ponds, was won by Bob Elliot from Sheffield and raised £1,600 for Beaumond House Hospice Care.
Several stalls, including a tombola and cake sale, were held to add to the total for the Newark-based charity.
Sue Edgar, who helped organise the event, said: “It was absolutely brilliant. It’ll be the most we have ever raised.”
The annual fishing matches at North Scarle Duck Ponds have raised £5,300 for Beaumond House to date.
Owner of the Duck Ponds Caravan Park, Steven Willis, has helped fundraise for the charity many times over the years, raising a separate total of £22,000.
As part of his fundraising efforts, Steven has completed the Sahara Desert Hike, trekked the three highest peaks in Morocco, finished the UK Coast to Coast Walk and the Pennine Way trail.
Steven wanted to give back to Beaumond House after witnessing the care they gave to his mum and brother when they needed it most.
“What a lot of people don’t understand is that it’s not just cancer that they help with,” Steven said.
“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved.”
Head of fundraising and marketing for Beaumond House Catheryn Lowe said: “The support that Steve Willis has given to Beaumond House over the years is incredible.
“It was an honour to go along to the presentation to receive even more funds raised through the fishing match and to give a personal thanks to Steve and those who have helped achieve such an wonderful amount.
“Beaumond House costs more than £1.2m every year to run and around £700,000 of this has to be raised from the local community, every year.
“Without the support of people like Steve, we simply could not continue to offer the support, comfort and love that our services provide.”