Community and Charitable Activities

For many years now, Linear Fisheries has helped countless individuals and groups with both support and charitable donations. We have provided work experience to 100's of students and held numerous junior and charity fishing events. During this time we have helped raise thousands of pounds for charity, either through providing raffle prizes, donations or organising large events. Most notably, during a five year period, the fishery and it's army of helpers helped raise over £140,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. We also offer a 50% discount to current serving members of the Armed Forces and now allow all anglers, under 16, to fish for free. We even sponsor the local Ducklington junior football team and are currently looking to set up a local community fund. Below is a list of people, groups and charities that we have helped in recent years.

2017

**Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Fund 0530 (Churchill Hospital Oxford) - Donated a 48 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. Sept 17.

**Cancer Research - Donated a 72 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. This will be auctioned at the Newlands Angling Club 'Charity Duck Race'. Aug 17

**Alzheimer's Society - Donated a 48 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. Charity event at Cobbleacre Lakes in Norfolk. July 17.

**Anglers Charity Auctions - Donated a 96 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. Online Auction. July 17.

**Cancer Care & Haematology at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. Event taking place at Linbrook Fisheries in Biggleswade. June 17.

**The Portsmouth & District Angling Society - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. In aid of their charity work for various charities. June 17.

**The Sunnyvale Fishery and Outdoor Activity Centre - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a raffle/auction. Event taking place at Manor Farm Fisheries in Biggleswade. June 17.

**Donated in the memory of 'Big Bob' - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket to aid in the funeral costs. June 17.

**SSAFA, PTSD Resolution and Q4IS - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket in aid of their charity work for the Armed Forces. For a raffle/auction. May 17.

**Help for Heroes - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a charity raffle/auction. May 17.

**Carping for Causes - Donated a 48 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a charity raffle/auction in aid of (Birmingham Children's Hospital). May 17.

**Emily's Charity Carp Match - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a charity raffle/auction. April 17.

**The Carp Lottery - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for a charity raffle/auction. April 17.

**Teen Age Cancer Trust - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. To help a junior football team in Coventry. April 17.

**PAPYRUS - A Uk charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide - Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers for raffle/auction at their June 2017 charity angling match being held at Kingsland Fishery. March 17.

**The Hope for Children Charity - Donated a 24 hour ticket for two anglers, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction. March 17.

**Breaking The Surface (In aid of young Jack Storey) - Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers for raffle/auction at their May 2017 angling match being held at Bradshaw Hall Fishery. Feb 17.

**Help 4 Heroes - Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers for raffle/auction at the '4 ELY' Charity Match and Memorial Fund being held in May 2017 at Celtic Lakes. Feb 17.

**'Fishing for Jamie Mines' - Fundraising - Donated a 48 hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers for raffle/auction. In conjunction with the Todber Manor Fundraising Match being held in May 2017. Feb 17.

**Demelza House, Hospice Care for Children - Donated a 48 hour, 3-rod ticket for one angler for raffle/auction. In conjunction with the Spider Hall Charity Match being held in Aug 2017. Feb 17.

**1ST Standlake & Cokethorpe Sea Scout Group - Raised £384 for the Sea Scouts at our annual Charity Pike Match. Held at Linear Fisheries St. Johns Pool. (Feb 17).

**Willen Hospice - Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers for raffle/auction at the Millie Grace Charity Match being held in June 2017. Feb 17.

**Camps International - Donated a 12 hour, 2-rod ticket for raffle/auction. Jan 17.

**Camps International - Donated at 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction. Jan 17.

**Catfishing Against Cancer - Donated a 48 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction. Held at Furnace Lakes in Sept 2017 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

**Carping 4 Heroes - Donated a 48 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction. Jan 17.

**Charity Carpers - Donated a 24-hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers. Jan 17.

2016

**The Myton Hospice - Donated a 72-hour, three rod ticket and a 48-hour, three rod ticket. Both for one angler. Nov 2016.

**Children in Need - A 24-hour, 3-rod ticket donated as a raffle prize to Smiths Bletchington. Nov 2016.

**MNDA Charity Ball - Donated a 4-day, 3-rod ticket for two anglers. Sept 2016.

**Anglers Against Cancer - Seven days, for two anglers (3-rods each) donated to the AAC event held at Orchid Lakes in Sept 16.

**Ryan Bull Memorial Event. Two 24-hour, 3-rod tickets donated. Sept 16.

**Breast Cancer Research - 24-hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers donated to their event being held in Bishops Stortford - Oct 2016.

**Ashgate Hospice Care - 24-hour, 3-rods ticket for one angler donated. Event held at Poolsbrook Fishing Club - July 2016.

**British Heart Foundation - Donated a 24-hour ticket for two anglers. Held at Withy Pool Aug 2016.

**Veterans Lifeline - Donated a 48-hour ticket for two anglers to be raffled off.

**The Severn Hospice - Dontated a 24-hour, 3-rod ticket for two angler at the Adam Penning Talk and slide show in Whitchurch. December 2016.

**Six free swims donated to 'Forces Carp' for their work with introducing carp fishing to wounded or injured forces veterans. July 2016.

**Children's Padus Unit at the William Harvey Hospital - Donated a 24-hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers.

**FISHABILITY UK - Donated ten free swims who offer 'Angling therapy for Armed Forces Veterans. June 16.

**Male Cancer Awareness - Donated £80 + gift aid to Sky-Balls. June 2016.

**Help for Heroes - Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for two anglers for raffle/auction.

**Linear Open Day May 2016: £410 raised for the local Ducklington Junior football team.

**Linear Open Day May 2016: £1,075 raised for the MNDA.

**The 10th Annual Carp-in-4-Cancer event - Donated a 48-hour 3-rod ticket for for two along with a 5-day ticket for one. Both to be used as a raffle/auction prize.

**Free 48-hour ticket given to Harry & his dad Paul for his excellent poem sent in.

**Two day tickets and a 24-hour ticket for two donated to the Garden City Junior Football Tournament. April 2016.

**Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction to support charities in memory of Bella Violet Paxton.

**Catting-for-Cancer - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. Held at Furnace Lakes.

**Donated a 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction in aid of Jacobs Future.

**The Willen Hospice - Donated one 24 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction. Held at St. James Lake, Brackley.

**Carping 4 Cancer - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction.

**Children with Cancer UK - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. Their 2nd annual Cancer Fishing Social.

**For the Primrose Hospice - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction.

**Teen Age Cancer Trust - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. To help a junior football team in Coventry.

**MNDA Charity - Raised over £400 at our annual Charity Pike Match. Held at Linear Fisheries St. Johns Pool. (Feb 16).

**Carping4Heroes Charity - Donated free fishing tickets for raffle/auction. Held at Manor Farm Lakes Bedfordshire.

**Kidney Research Charity - Donated a 48 hour, 3-rod ticket for raffle/auction. Held at Berners hall Fishery.

**Sense Charity - Donated one 48 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. London Marathon (Mrs Fowler)

**Bubbles Do for Macmillan Cancer Relief - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. Held at Wraysbury North Lake.

**Cast Away Cancer - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. Held at Packington Fisheries Broadwater Syndicate.

**Bivvyup4heroes Charity - Donated two 24 hour, 3-rod tickets for raffle/auction. Held at Old Mill Fisheries Lincoln.

All of us at the fishery are very proud of what we have helped achieve over the years and remain fully committed to more of the same in the future.