Yesterday, our Transport and Logistics Co-ordinator John Heward Snr, volunteered at a Fly Fishing charity day in aid of Help for Heroes. 

Great Ayton Angling Association provide coaches and equipment free of charge for all involved to enjoy a days fly fishing at the clubs water on Fletchers Farm, Great Ayton. 

John is a Senior Coach and has been a member of the club for around 15 years and enjoys volunteering at these events for such a worthy cause.

Help for Heroes believes those who serve our country deserve support when they’re wounded and help them, and those still serving, to recover and get on with their lives.

Every day, seven people have to leave the armed forces as a result of physical or psychological wounds; their lives change forever. 

The day was a success as always and enjoyed by all, 10 people from Help for Heroes and 10 volunteers from the club. 

A BBQ lunch was kindly supplied by local butchers Petch’s which went down a treat!

This was a chilled out day with a relaxed atmosphere but of course there were some prizes to be won: 1st fish caught, biggest fish caught and the most fish caught. 

Each lucky winner received £20 courtesy of JH Mechanical Services. 

John said: “It was an enjoyable day and a pleasant experience for all. 

Events like this bring people together to experience fly fishing and shows the sport can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, as was proven yesterday.”

This isn’t the first event to take place here and certainly won’t be last as another is booked in for October and next year too.