Help For Heroes

On the 27th-28th February, two teams of 10 carp anglers representing Help For Heroes will battle it out in a match on the prolific Alresford Fishery in Colchester. The thinking is simple – it will be serving citizens against ex-serving citizens, all trying to raise as much money as possible for this fantastic cause and be crowned H4H Champions.

Just to give you a little background on the charity, Help for Heroes (H4H) was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met some extraordinarily brave young people who had been badly wounded and they just wanted to do something to help.
The charity was launched in October 2007 and, with the backing and support of Celebrities, including Jeremy and Francie Clarkson, The Royal Family, The Media and countless ordinary decent people, it has raised over £1m a month since then.
Help for Heroes is strictly non-political. They have no affiliation with any political party and they do not endorse the use of their name for the promotion of any political viewpoint. The money raised at Help for Heroes is used to support wounded Servicemen and women of every colour and creed and they strongly oppose any individual or political party who believes otherwise, and those who seek to use the charity’s name for their own political gain.

So, as you can see it is a great cause and we should all strive to help them.
Alresford Fishery, made up of a number of lakes, contains a large number of carp making it the ideal venue for an epic fishing match. Not only will it be intriguing to watch, there will also be a fundraising raffle and a great scene for socialising.
If you are unable to attend but wish to donate and support them please log on to – www.justgiving.com/stewart-burrows

Leave the M25 at junction 28 and merge onto the A12. Leave A12 at junction 27 signposted Colchester central. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A133, signposted Clacton. Keep on the A133 for approx 3 miles then turn right onto the B1027, signposted St Oysteh. Turn left onto the B1027, Brighttingsea Road and carry on untill the track is signposted.

Carry on the main track following the signs until you come to the fishery gates, approx 2 miles.