have been announced, to raise money for the cancer charity, Race For
Life. In particular, the events are raising money for Claire Penning – the wife of Ben Penning, the brother of carp expert Adam – who is suffering
from a terminal illness.
The cost for each match is £20 and all money will go to the fund set up by Ben.
Arthur Reeve explained: "It is great how many anglers have already got
behind this, keen to show support for the Penning family. When we
contacted Ben, Claire's husband, about the match we asked him for a few
words about Claire and we received this very touching e-mail..."
all the evil going on in the world today it appears there will always
be certain individuals who are willing to help people they have never
met in times of crisis.
"When I was approached by Match Aid, who
offered to run these events in honour of my wife Claire to raise funds
for Cancer Research UK, I was overwhelmed by their kindness and
"Claire Penning is an extraordinary woman who has
spent her career helping victims of domestic abuse and has saved
countless lives. She is an amazing wife, daughter, sister and an
inspirational and devoted mother to our two girls, but cancer has her in
"These events will generate much-needed funds to help combat this terrible disease."
first match is taking place at Boldings Fishery on the 26th May, and the second event is on the 22nd June at Sykehouse Fishery, near