The East Kent Branch of this charity runs all-day fishing events for youngsters with physical, learning or behavioural difficulties, the disadvantaged or those who have suffered trauma.
The therapeutic effect on each youngster of a day spent fishing, with the help of an experienced caster, is a joy to behold. Tension and frowns at the start of the day turn into big smiles and shrieks of joy as the fish are caught.
The youngsters are provided with food and drink during the day and, at the end, each one is presented with a certificate as a record of the day’s activity.
Each event is supported by a group of volunteers, many of whom, though not all, are Freemasons.
A variety of assistance is required: experienced fly or coarse fishing casters, general helpers, casual observers willing to talk to and encourage the youngsters or financial helpers willing to contribute to the cost of holding the events.
Volunteers are always welcome, you do not have to be a Freemason but anyone who wishes to help this worthy cause. Please contact the Charity.
Please click here for further details and reports of the charity’s events in East Kent.