Fundraising Match for England U15’s
Joshua Paling‘s been at it again – after bringing back a collective Bronze medal last year at Inniscarra Lake in Ireland, he’s back raising money for the England U15’s team going to Italy for the 11th World Coarse Angling Championships for Youth (U25’s) in August this year.
Unfortunately, the team gets no external funding, and therefore, this year’s trip is going to be extremely costly! You’re looking at travel, accommodation, food and drinks for all the young anglers, their parents and their coaches, which soon far exceeds any parental budgets as I’m sure you can imagine.
Along with Woodhouse Angling centre and the help of his Dad, Mark Paling, and fellow friends in the industry, Josh helped bring everyone together for an awesome fishing match on Sunday, raising a whopping £1444.54 – an amazing total, which the team will collectively decide how to spend where it’s most needed.
Sarah (Media Relations) went along to take some photos and to provide some general support – mainly in the form of folding up one million raffle tickets, helping with the weigh-in and eating delicious cakes made by Josh’s Mum, Zoe.
We’re so proud to have been involved and it’s a pleasure to support Josh on another Team England adventure – the dedication he has for his sport is awesome to see in person (he wouldn’t even look away from the float for a quick photo) and he’s definitely one to watch.