25.05.17

You can do your bit to help support our armed forces!

Korda is delighted to announce its involvement with the ‘Carp after Combat’ charity, and here is your chance to do your bit as well to help support our armed forces!

‘Carp after Combat’ has been set up as an extension of ‘Care after Combat’, and uses carp fishing as a way of helping ex-service personnel make the transition back into normal life, and particularly focusses on veterans who are struggling with civilian life.

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, from May 26 to 29, ‘Carp after Combat’ is holding its annual social weekend at the fantastic Medway Valley Fisheries complex, near Maidstone, in Kent.

In addition to the fishing at this venue, which is home to some very big carp, there will also be a tackle show over the weekend, plus a raffle and auction, with loads of fantastic Korda goodies up for grabs!

Places for the fishing at this social event have already been filled, but you can still show your support by going to the JustGiving page and making a donation – 100% of all the money raised from these events goes to the charity and is spent on getting veterans involved in fishing, as a means of therapy.

Fishing has been proven to have a positive effect on those suffering from social problems, and keen angler and renowned comedian, Jim Davidson OBE, is chairman of the charity, which used to be known as Carpin4Heroes, and over the six years or so that it has been going it has raised a lot of money for the cause.

‘Carp after Combat’ organiser David Coates commented: “We’ve raised over £60,000 since we started, and are hoping for over £12,000 from this social weekend. The support for the event has been brilliant and all the places are now full, plus we’ve got loads of prizes for the raffle and auction.

“We want to be in a position where we have ten full sets of carp kit that we can let veterans use, as well as being able to help sort out some kit for any of them who really get into it, to get them started. We are also planning on sending a couple of veterans on coaching courses so that they can then teach others.

“Using carp fishing as a form of therapy works really well, as they are with like-minded people,” he added.

To make a donation, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/careaftercombat/carpaftercombat

For more information on ‘Carp after Combat’ check out: https://www.carpaftercombat.org

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