Cast Away Cancer Raises Over £11,000 for Macmillan

Posted by: Trakker on April 17th, 2015

Last weekend we were down at Packington Fisheries’ Broawater Lake, for the charity fundraising event being held by the guys behind Cast Away Cancer.

The weekend tied in a 48-hour carp match with an open day on the Saturday afternoon, where visitors at the event got to check out our range of bivvies and shelters, plus other products. Supporting us at the event were top Midlands retailers Fosters of Birmingham, who had a large range of Trakker products on offer on the day, and who also provided prizes for the popular ‘blackout cards’ which the guys behind the event were selling all weekend to boost the final total of money raised.

Visitors also got the opportunity to pick the brains of Team Trakkers’ Jake wildbore, as well as current Carp TV host Adam Penning, and Carpworld bait writer Joe Turnbull. There was also maggot racing, a Grand National Sweepstake where one lucky entrant would win a Trakker SLX v2 Bivvy, a BBQ and a cake stall full of yummy treats!

The match was eventually won by Jon Butcher who also won the prize for the biggest fish caught over the weekend. Craig England finished in second place with Richard Huckvale taking third.

Event organisers Ricky Bates, Matt Wright, Alan Tring and Jonny Robins were overwhelmed by the support received from the angling industry and public, and planning for the 2016 event is already underway as the Cast Away Cancer team hope to raise even more money for the fantastic cause that is Macmillan Cancer support. You can follow all the latest news on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Carpworld and Crafty Carper writer Joe Turnbull with event organiser and top punisher, Jonny Robins.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Portrait artist Craig Stannard fished the event for the second year on the trot, and raised over £1,000 in sponsorship, which meant he got to fish with Adam Penning for the duration of the weekend.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Friday afternoon social in Craig Stannard’s swim.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Dave Black, of Blacky’s Custom Rods, who got on the scoreboard with this double-figure linear.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Visitors on the Saturday were treated to a display of our range of bivvies and shelters, plus got the chance to pick up bargains from Fosters of Birmingham.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Event organiser Lee ‘Ratch’ Robinson did a sterling job of running the catering, serving up some handsome burgers and hotdogs over the weekend.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Jake Wildbore unknowingly giving a bit of a casting demo during the Saturday afternoon open day.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Sunday morning, and the competitors gather round to find out who finished where in the match.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Craig Stannard collects his trophy for the most sponsorship money raised.

 

 

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

L-R: Third-place Richard Huckvale, match-winner John Butcher, and second-place Craig England show off their trophies.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Top row, L-R: Event organiser Matt Wright; Carpworld’s Joe Turnbull; Adam Penning; Chris Appleby; event organiser Ricky Bates. Front row, L-R: event organiser Alan Tring; 2nd place Lee England; 1st place John Butcher; 3rd place Richard Huckvale; event organiser Jonny Robins.

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Cast Away Cancer Raises Over £11,000 for Macmillan

Posted by: Trakker on April 17th, 2015

Last weekend we were down at Packington Fisheries’ Broawater Lake, for the charity fundraising event being held by the guys behind Cast Away Cancer.

The weekend tied in a 48-hour carp match with an open day on the Saturday afternoon, where visitors at the event got to check out our range of bivvies and shelters, plus other products. Supporting us at the event were top Midlands retailers Fosters of Birmingham, who had a large range of Trakker products on offer on the day, and who also provided prizes for the popular ‘blackout cards’ which the guys behind the event were selling all weekend to boost the final total of money raised.

Visitors also got the opportunity to pick the brains of Team Trakkers’ Jake wildbore, as well as current Carp TV host Adam Penning, and Carpworld bait writer Joe Turnbull. There was also maggot racing, a Grand National Sweepstake where one lucky entrant would win a Trakker SLX v2 Bivvy, a BBQ and a cake stall full of yummy treats!

The match was eventually won by Jon Butcher who also won the prize for the biggest fish caught over the weekend. Craig England finished in second place with Richard Huckvale taking third.

Event organisers Ricky Bates, Matt Wright, Alan Tring and Jonny Robins were overwhelmed by the support received from the angling industry and public, and planning for the 2016 event is already underway as the Cast Away Cancer team hope to raise even more money for the fantastic cause that is Macmillan Cancer support. You can follow all the latest news on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Carpworld and Crafty Carper writer Joe Turnbull with event organiser and top punisher, Jonny Robins.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Portrait artist Craig Stannard fished the event for the second year on the trot, and raised over £1,000 in sponsorship, which meant he got to fish with Adam Penning for the duration of the weekend.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Friday afternoon social in Craig Stannard’s swim.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Dave Black, of Blacky’s Custom Rods, who got on the scoreboard with this double-figure linear.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Visitors on the Saturday were treated to a display of our range of bivvies and shelters, plus got the chance to pick up bargains from Fosters of Birmingham.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Event organiser Lee ‘Ratch’ Robinson did a sterling job of running the catering, serving up some handsome burgers and hotdogs over the weekend.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Jake Wildbore unknowingly giving a bit of a casting demo during the Saturday afternoon open day.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Sunday morning, and the competitors gather round to find out who finished where in the match.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Craig Stannard collects his trophy for the most sponsorship money raised.

 

 

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

L-R: Third-place Richard Huckvale, match-winner John Butcher, and second-place Craig England show off their trophies.

Cast Away Cancer – News – Trakker

Top row, L-R: Event organiser Matt Wright; Carpworld’s Joe Turnbull; Adam Penning; Chris Appleby; event organiser Ricky Bates. Front row, L-R: event organiser Alan Tring; 2nd place Lee England; 1st place John Butcher; 3rd place Richard Huckvale; event organiser Jonny Robins.

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