It was noted at our Big Fish Festival that for a number of the young people from projects that centre on urban estates in Britain being with Dreamstore at Woodland View Fishery was the first opportunity they had had to travel outside their immediate environs.
With that in mind it was a huge pleasure to be able to present on the day a Small Grant towards Hartcliffe & Withywood Angling Club taking young people from Bristol to Revels Fishery, Dorset. This is match funding, with half the cost already raised from the local Police Community Trust Fund. The half-term week-long fishing trip offers twelve young people a break from the urban to a very different rural environment.
Hartcliffe & Withywood Angling Club runs a variety of angling related activities, with around four fishing trips per month for up 12 to 16 youngsters throughout the year, and during the school holidays this increases to around three per week. The Club, as so many voluntary sector organisations, operates on a shoestring budget and is constantly chasing local funding pots to make ends meet. Dreamstore is happy to support the team of dedicated volunteers an commends Mike Robbins, pictured here with Dreamstore’s Mark Tellwright, for all the resolve and persistence he demonstrates in keeping the Club active.
Information on Small Grants is found here.