Over £5,000 was raised for Shane Oliver and his friends at Chapel Road School.

The Fox-backed Shane and Friends Charity event at the Nunnery fishing lakes in Norfolk has been hailed as a major success by event organizer Mark Taylor.

The event involved a match on Bobs Lake (which was won by Brian Harper) plus casting competitions, bivvy erection competitions and rig demonstrations.

There was also an auction and a huge raffle and in total £5,385 was raised for Chapel Road School, in Attenborough, Norfolk, which looks after kids with special needs.

The event was very well attended.

Mark Taylor was obviously delighted to have raised so much money for local lad Shane Oliver and his friends at Chapel Road School commenting: ‘It is such a worthy cause and I cannot thank everyone who got involved enough.

‘In addition to all of the competitors and visitors I would also like to thank JRC, Mainline Baits, Dynamite Baits, Richworth, Korda, Kryston, Carpology, Rig Marole, Solar Tackle, Frank Warwick Baits, and Free Spirit for their kind donations.

‘I have to say a special thanks to Fox International who donated in excess of £4,000 worth of prizes as well as donating a weekend’s fishing on their exclusive Essex syndicate lake to the auction, which fetched £600!

‘I would also like to thank Shane the baker, Warburtons, Tescos, Ian the butcher, Nigel Winters and all of the people that helped with the cooking and the general running around throughout the event. Together everyone made it a weekend to remember!”

  • Editor’s comment – see Angler’s Mail magazine (September 20 issue).