Angling Trust’s volunteer bailiffs raise £1,081 for Get Hooked On Fishing

The Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service has raised over £1,000 for Get Hooked On Fishing, an angling charity which supports young people to improve their lives and wellbeing by introducing them to fishing.

A cheque for £1,081 was presented to the charity’s CEO Sarah Collins and trustee Keith Arthur at GHOF’s headquarters in Northolt, West London, by Nino Brancato, the Trust’s Fisheries Enforcement Support Service Manager, and Dave Wilkins, Regional Enforcement Support Manager for the South East region.

The money was raised from the sale of VBS pin badges.

The VBS is part of the Fisheries Enforcement Support Service and is funded by the Environment Agency through the National Angling Strategic Services contract.

Dave Wilkins said:

“The VBS does a great service to angling enforcement working in partnership with the Environment Agency and Police, so it is fantastic that we can help to put something back into the sport by raising money for Get Hooked On Fishing. The GHOF team do a brilliant job to get people of all ages and backgrounds started in fishing.”

Nino Brancato said:

“I was very proud to present the funds raised by the VBS to Sarah Collins, the CEO of GHOF.”

Sarah Collins said:

“We are delighted by this very kind and generous donation raised by those associated with the Angling Trust’s FESS and VBS. This will help us to support even more people across the country to access the benefits of going fishing and being in ‘blue-green’ environments. Thank you.”

Nino Brancato presents the cheque for £1,081 to Sarah Collins watched by Keith Arthur (left) and Dave Wilkins

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