Claire Fund Raising Event
Match for Raising Money for Cancer Research UK
Adam Penning and Arthur Reeve
(unofficial Pairs Team)
Saturday 22nd June 2013
The Race for Claire
Sykehouse Fisheries Doncaster.
This event was held to raise money for cancer research in honour of
Claire Penning, wife of Ben Penning, brother of carp angling expert
For more information or make a donation please
Race for Claire
This event took quite a bit of sorting out and hats off to
organiser, local angler Arthur Reeve and Ray Lane, owner of
Sykehouse Fisheries for donating the pond for this fishing match.
and spectators travelled over 200 miles to attend. Sadly the fishing
was hard going, due probably to the weather or spawning but this
didn't dampen the spirits of those attending. In fact despite the
lack of fish and big weights, everybody enjoyed the day and had a
Also attending was Adam and Ben Penning and Arthur actually got a
free fishing lesson from Adam, although this led him to being
disqualified. Never mind Arthur, a small price to pay for tuition
from an exert
All in all this event was a great success for a great
At the presentation
in the local pub afterwards Ben was presented with a cheque for a
total of £1,067.62. This included a very generous donation from
Hollin Bush A.C of £450.
Thank you from Arthur Reeve.
Can I please thank everybody who came to the Claire Penning charity
match at Sykehouse Fisheries. A great day was had by all. Special
thanks to Adam and Ben Penning for attending and my special friends
Richard and Jackie for there help and support. Thank you to all the
lads n lasses who turned up and fished, many of who had made long
journeys and to Mick Chris and Scott who did a superhuman job
selling raffle tickets. A special thanks goes to a great guy, Ray
Lane, owner of Sykehouse Fisheries for donating the lake to us free
for the day. Not forgetting my wife Linda for keeping me going,
Jamie for his expert photography, John Burton and the Hollin Bush
Pub for raising a vast amount of money for this match and the
groupies from Norfolk, friends of Claire and Sandra and Paul at the
Old George. This was one memorable day and will never be forgotten.
Thanks to one and all.
Message from Ben Penning
Maybe once in a lifetime a complete stranger will go to great
lengths to help you.
Today I was lucky enough to meet a handful of such people going
above and beyond to raise an extraordinary amount of money for
cancer research in honour of Claire Penning whom they sadly never
had the pleasure of meeting.
I am eternally grateful for your warmth, hospitality and generosity
today. Love and thanks to Adam Penning, Carp Angler for stepping in
when my voice deserted me, Hollin Bush AC Ivan, and John for
bullying all that cash out of the pub punters, Ray Lane for the free
venue, and most of all to Arthur Reeve for making it all happen!!
It was Emotional!!! X
Well done to Arthur, Ray and everyone else who was involved
We could do with more like you in the world.