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Old 09-01-2018, 05:27 PM
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Default Donald MacDonald Memorial Day Charity Fly Fishing Event

Hi All,

I have not been on here for a while.

Let me introduce myself , my name is Kevin Wilson and my 12 year old daughter Siobhan has organised a MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning for the last 2 years after we lost a very close family friend Donald MacDonald to this horrible disease in 2015.

In the first year 2016 she managed to raise £575.00 between the coffee morning, a raffle and me doing car washes on the day outside the house. 

Last year 2017 she managed to raise £960.00 as we had a much bigger raffle with better prizes and we managed to wash 15 cars. 

In 2018 we are now looking to host 2 Donald MacDonald Memorial Day Fly Fishing events and a MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning with the proceeds of all three events going to MacMillan Cancer Support.

At the end of last year I attended a fly fishing charity day event at Cloybank which is a fishery that I am a member of, I spoke with the owner of the fishery John Penman and asked if I could do something in 2018 to go with the other things that we are doing to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and he has agreed to give us use of the fishery for a charity day which we will do Sept / Oct 2018 and will be for between 15 / 20 people fly fishing. 

The same day I met and spoke with Jimmy Feeney from Carron Valley Fishery and he has also agreed to host a charity day at Carron Valley, this will be for 50 people fly fishing and will take place in April / May 2018 and we have also agreed on this becoming an annual event at Carron Valley supporting us raising money for MacMillan Cancer. 

I am now trying to get as many fantastic prizes as possible to use for the raffle on the day and to offer as prizes for the winner etc, the event that I attended had a rod, reel and fly line for the winner along with other fly rods, reels, lines, flies fishing tackle and various different fisheries offering day tickets etc which really helps with prizes.

I have contacted Mike Kernan from the Scottish Sun Newspaper and he has agreed to support the event and run an artical in the Sun newspaper. 

I will hopefully give the companies supporting us advertising in news papers and also fly fishing magazines leading up to the event as well as being mentioned on the day of the event.

I spoke with Paul Young from the tv show Hooked on Fishing who has kindly said that he will attend the event at Carron Valley subject to dates as the date is yet to be confirmed but should be decided within the next week, I work for the Scottish Ambulance Service and I have advertised this event within the Ambulance Service facebook page with very positive feedback from many anglers within the service with many of them willing to travel some distance to be part of the day. 

Could anyone please help with a raffle prize? 

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in contact by email on chuckie_wilson@hotmail.com or phone on either

0141 770 0767 

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0777 919 7350 


Thank You for your time. 

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Old 09-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Donald MacDonald Memorial Day Charity Fly Fishing Event

Well done Kev , good work

I'm in and good for a couple of raffle prizes.

Are you also looking to fill places at your venues ?

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Old 09-01-2018, 10:09 PM
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Hi Ronnie,

Good to speak to you again, how you been mate?

Yeah I still have spaces available for Carron Valley and Cloybank but not filling up Cloybank yet as still months away.

Any and all donations gratefully appreciated

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Old 10-01-2018, 05:33 PM
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Kev , pm me your address and I will send you two boxes of flys.

Also let me know dates and if I can make any , I will

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Hey Folks,

So the first Donald MacDonald Memorial Day Fly Fishing Comp will be held at Carron Valley on Sunday 6th May if anyone is interested in attending.

It will be bank only fly fishing with times to be confirmed.

PM me for more details

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Payment by PayPal to ellenwilson0312@hotmail.com
£25.00 as friend / family only to secure your place
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