As a true community asset, the members of Reddish Angling Club feel that is important that we give something back to the local community. Primarily, this will be via the annual 24 hours fish-a-thon that takes place on August Bank holiday weekend.
For 2018 onwards our chosen charity is Francis House Childrens Hospice
Francis House provides a home from home where families can receive professional care, support and friendship.
Francis House is open to all families who have children diagnosed as having a life threatening or life limiting condition and are under sixteen years of age on referral
Care is given free of charge and regardless of faith or cultural background.
Where it is appropriate for young people and their families respite care may be given at Francis Lodge which is an age appropriate facility for teenagers and young adults.
Previous Charities that RAC has contributed to...
Logan James Livesey
Logan is the Grandson of club member Barry Dunworth.
At 5 months old Logan was diagnosed with X-linked myotubular myopathy (XLMTM). X linked Myotubular Myopathy is a rare life limiting genetic muscle condition.
Logan’s condition causes him profound muscle weakness which means he cannot stand or sit without help, and most dangerously affects the muscles that control his breathing and swallowing, he is therefore ventilated 24 hours a day. His parents do an amazing job taking care of him and just need a little help now and again.
We are trying to raise funds for the deposit on a Disability Vehicle. Due to Logan’s condition he needs to travel with a very large amount of vital pieces of equipment to ensure his safety at all times. Finding a vehicle to accommodate Logan and his wheelchair has proven difficult. It has to be large enough to fit in all his equipment and be wheelchair friendly as his adapted wheelchair is very heavy. It will allow his family to get around with him. He should be starting Nursery in April but that can’t happen without this vehicle.
The deposit is in total £6,000 and we have raised £2450. It is proving difficult to raise the difference and that is why we are asking for your help. To get this vehicle would mean the world to Logan and his family, at the moment they are limited to where they can go. The use of it would change their lives, just being able to get out like a normal family, maybe a little day out to the Zoo or a Safari Park.
Logan has gone through a lot in his short life and deserves to be able to do things able bodied children can do. When he was born he was given 12 months to live but he fought to stay alive with lots of love and care from his parents, St Marys Hospital and Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital and more recently Swanbourne Gardens respite centre.
Logan was born on the 14th Jan 2014 at St Marys Children’s Hospital. Logan was born at 33 weeks under emergency section and spent over 5 months on high
dependency unit as he required support with his breathing. .
To give Logan the best quality of life he underwent two separate operations. The 1st being his Tracheotomy to allow him to be safely ventilated 24 hours per day and the second to have a gastrostomy and fundoplication to enable him to be tube fed and ensure his nutritional needs would be met.
Logan spent the first 20 months of his life in hospital and eventually came home to be with his family on the 24th Aug 2015.
Since Logan has been home with his family he has come on leaps and bounds, he's a funny smiling happy boy who has a love for life.
He has taught himself to sign using Makaton sign language he has seen on a popular kids TV programme, and loves to communicate with all around him. The whole family is now trying to learn but Logan is much better at it.
St Ann's Hospice
St Ann’s Hospice was established in 1971 in Heald Green and now supports people from three sites, in addition to a community team in Trafford and Salford. They support people from hospices in Heald Green and Little Hulton and from the Neil Cliffe Centre based at Wythenshawe Hospital.
• St Ann’s Hospice provides care and support to around 3,000 people livingbwith life limiting illnesses and their families every year.
• Their care is delivered free of charge to patients and their families.
• As well as inpatient beds, they also provide day therapy and a supportive outpatient service.
• They provide a hospice at home team where our nurses go out to see people in their own homes.
At St Ann’s, they need to raise around £16,000 every day to continue to provide care to patients and their families.
For more information see https://www.sah.org.uk/
Mountain Rescue Buxton
The service was originally set up to help people in difficulty on remote/moorland areas. Over time, this has expanded into other types of searches and locations, for instance co-operating with the police in searching for missing and vulnerable people in semi-urban areas, or assisting the ambulance service with patients in places with difficult access or in adverse weather conditions. The team maintains an operational membership of around 60 people in order to provide this service and are always keen to hear from potential recruits.They are a registered charity and totally dependent on donations from the public. It costs over £30,000 per annum to maintain the service.
The picture shows Isla the search and rescue dog, along with service volunteers Mark and Sara.
Stepping Hill Dementia cafe
The project raises money to create 'dementia café rooms' on Stepping Hill Hospital wards. These rooms change a plain modern space into a room from the bygone times, complete with décor and music from the era - creating a therapeutic and relaxing environment for patients with dementia.
2017 - Charity 24 hour Fish-A-Thon
Club members all came together to fish the endurance test that is the annual 24 hour fishing match. Conditions were perfect for night fishing and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The event was begun by Reddish and Denton M.P. Andrew Gwynne calling the all in. 17 club members participated with almost all managing to complete the full 24 hours.
The event was won overall by Paul Slee with a total weight of 84lb 12oz. Special mentions go to 14 year old Josh Jones-Wright who finished second overall (a 20lb 8oz haul of carp during the evening session getting him well on the way). Paola Bickley won the early morning session with 12lb 15oz of carp and bream, whilst Darrell Gough's consistency was enough to claim 3rd place.
A selection of pictures from the event.
Some of the anglers that completed the 24 hour event alongside event winner Paul Slee.
L-R Darrel Gough, Mark Rudol, Winner Paul Slee, Paul Wright, Danel Imiolek, Josh Jones-Wright, Archie "pit bull" Davies, Paola Bickley, Mike "Pike Hunter" Bickley.