Angling Trust

Angling Trust presents Fox International tackle donation to army veterans’ group Phoenix Heroes

The Angling Trust has presented a fantastic bundle of carp fishing gear – kindly donated by Fox International – to Phoenix Heroes, a not-for-profit community interest company supporting army veterans through outdoor activities.

The presentation of rods, reels, bite alarms and a huge amount of terminal tackle and accessories was made by John Cheyne, the Trust’s Membership, Marketing & Communications Manager, to Phoenix Heroes’ CEO and founder Gary Stockton at The Big One fishing show.

Fox International are Trade Associate partners of the Angling Trust and supportive of our work to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of angling to the wider community.

Phoenix Heroes was founded six years ago in Colchester, Essex, and has grown to become a respected provider of support to army veterans in the UK, primarily through outdoor activities such as fishing, football and allotment gardening. The organisation is committed to helping veterans overcome the challenges they face when transitioning from military to civilian life and provides opportunities for veterans to come together and build a sense of community and belonging.

John Cheyne said: “Gary and the team at Phoenix Heroes do an amazing job providing support for ex-service personnel and introducing them to fishing. As Angling Trust Trade Associate partners, Fox International are hugely supportive of the work of the Angling Trust and I’d like to give a particular thanks to Harry Charrington at Fox who arranged this generous tackle donation. It’s wonderful when the angling community comes together to do such good work!”

Gary Stockton commented: “The fishing tackle donation received from the Angling Trust on behalf of Fox International is a great help to us. This act of kindness will give one of our veterans a purpose allowing them to join our angling community and spend time in the outdoors. This is a great example of the angling community coming together to make a difference.”

Gary Stockton (left) of Phoenix Heroes receiving the tackle donated by Fox International from John Cheyne, Angling Trust Membership, Marketing & Communications Manager

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