“In the first year, we raised just shy of £450 but now we’re pushing £2,000” – over the last decade, Steve’s popular fly-fishing matches have reeled in nearly £17,000 for EACH

Kind-hearted fishermen clubbed together to net a bumper cheque for charity.

Nineteen anglers took part in a popular fly-fishing contest and raised nearly £2,000 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The hard-fought match took place in South Elmham, near Harleston, on Saturday, 11th May.

It was the ninth such event organised by EACH supporter Steve Lambert and, in that time, he has raised nearly £17,000.

The total from this year’s match was an impressive £1,950.

“I’m very proud of those totals,” said Steve, who was helped in the organisation by friend Steve Coote.

“It’s great that the event has got bigger and bigger.

“In the first year, we managed to raise just shy of £450 but now we’re pushing £2,000.

“It’s a fantastic amount of money and people are very generous and supportive.”

Steve, 72, was inspired to start fundraising because his sister’s son died when he was just 11, in 1994.

“He would have been in his 40s now and we still miss him terribly,” he said.

“My sister, June, lived in the Netherlands and there wasn’t such a thing as a children’s hospice.

“It wouldn’t have changed the outcome but my sister and nephew would undoubtedly have benefited from the care and support somewhere like EACH provides.

“That’s why it’s such a special charity and one I’m very happy and proud to raise funds for.”

The winner of the competition was Dale Eton, who netted eight trout.

In addition to the fishing, there was also a raffle featuring 42 prizes.

Find our notes to editors here.

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Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

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