A very warm welcome to 2016
We start 2016 with a genuine huge thank you to all our Sponsors, Mentors, Donators large and small and our affiliated fisheries and angling clubs for making 2015 another successful year.
We held 14 group events in 2015 throughout the UK taking 500 plus to the waterside adding an excellent number of individual days for members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces both wounded and many of those still serving to protect our way of life and that of others around our troubled world.
Angling in all it’s forms is now recognised by the medical profession as a very important form of therapy in the healing process for those who have suffered wound’s both physical and psychological. Many who for a variety of reasons regrettably cannot participate in contact sports are turning to angling as an easy leisure activity with a superb healing ingredient. We must never forget that those who serve and have served over many years to ensure our safety did not necessarily sign up to return from conflict needing our help but we and you have shown by supporting FFF we are here when needed.
Having read this if you feel you are able to do just a little more by donating funds large or small or unused but usable tackle, a days fishing, passing on your angling skills by mentoring or coaxing your company to sponsor a day at the waterside then I would love to hear from you. Due to popularity we are already booking events to be published soon on our website as the requests are constantly coming in so we genuinely need your support.
May I sincerely wish all you wish for yourself in 2016 and beyond.
Bill Howell (Founder, tea boy, dogsbody etc)
2016 will be fantastic… check out our events page.
Fishing for Forces is a Non-Profit Organisation with the view that anyone who has been affected by Operational Duties could do with a touch of peace and quiet and would benefit from the healing effect of spending a day by the water.
Our aim is to provide fishing for those returning from Operational Tours. The therapeutic qualities of fishing is such that anyone can benefit from the rest and relaxation of the sport, even if they’ve never fished before. We can cater for veterans from all conflicts (Falklands, Iraq, Afghanistan, all the way back to WWII).
This also provides, in a modest way, a means by which those of us not in the Services can show our appreciation of what they sacrifice for us.
They watch whilst we sleep, they enter conflict to keep our peace. Will you volunteer to give them a little in return?