Update on The Halton Brook Children’s Centre Fishing Club
Update on The Halton Brook Children’s Centre Fishing Club. (Sept 08)
The Club has held a series of matches over the summer, now possible because of the store of equipment provided by Dreamstore UK.
During one of the matches, 7 year old Ryan Jones (above) landed a 5LB 12oz Bream. Ryan was thrilled with his catch.
Terry Middleton, the Secretary of the Halton Joint Anglers Association who helps with running the club on match days, says this is a wonderful catch for a young boy:
Ryan’s catch represents one of the top three record weights caught by any member of the Halton Joint Angling Club, junior or senior. We are all absolutely delighted for him. He won the monthly ‘Biggest Fish’ and ‘Heaviest Catch’ trophies. Well done Ryan.
Dreamstore supports Easter fishing fun through Halton Brook Children’s Centre, Runcorn
Ben, aged 8 years old, with his dad Andy, who helps the young people whenever he is free to join the Halton Brook Children’s Centre Fishing Club team.
Dreamstore has been delighted to provide Halton Brook Children’s Centre some funding towards the Centre’s Fishing Club and a large range of Browning equipment. The first outing with the new equipment took place at Easter 2008.
The Centre approached Dreamstore to help its recently formed Fishing Club, as early starter sessions had proved hugely popular among young people and parents alike. The Centre hopes to use the Club to generate greater community cohesion in an area of considerable disadvantage.
Mo Ball, a Community Development Worker at Halton Brook started to go fishing about eighteen months ago and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She says:
During my work with parents in the community I started to talk about fishing and how enjoyable and relaxing it was. Some of the parents told me their children wanted to go fishing, but had no-one to help or go with them. I thought this would be a good reason to start the fishing club. Early starter sessions were a huge success. By bringing along the parents on days out, once CRB checks had been completed, we had a great team of helpers on hand and a great means of bringing families and young people together.
Along with the parents and helpers, we have some time committed by local anglers from the Warrington Anglers Association, The Liverpool Housing Trust, and other staff at the Halton Brook Centre. Buying the equipment would have been a big challenge as this would have been very expensive and not within our resources, so we are very pleased Dreamstore was so generous. This will allow many more days out for a wide range of young people and parents, from those just starting to those with a little more experience.
Halton Brook Children’s Centre Fishing Club was short-listed for The Healthy Lives Award for Public Authorities, sponsored by Wirral Primary Care Trust, at the Groundwork Merseyside Environmental Awards 2008 for Communities.
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