Environcom, one of Grantham’s biggest employers, recently sponsored a national charity angling trophy which raises much needed funds for charities nationwide.
The Environcom Annual Charity Angling Trophy took place on the private Great Pond at the Ravenhall Ponds near Rotherham. This year, the charity event raised £300, including an additional £300 that was matched by Environcom, for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity which provides nursing care to cancer patients nationally. The charity was chosen by the new match sponsor and the CEO of Environcom, Sean Feeney, who believes the charity and the Macmillan nurses do an “absolutely marvellous job” in very difficult circumstances.
The match event was fished by anglers from all over the UK, with competitors coming from as far afield as Liverpool, Birmingham, Shropshire and Wales. In all, a total of 26 members competed for the brand new Environcom Trophy.
After the event, organisers Phil Upcraft and Mick Barry, said: “We would like to thank the competitors and everyone who helped organise the event. Environcom’s involvement in this year’s competition has enabled us to raise even more funds for charity, bringing the total of monies raised in the last five years to £1,800, an amount which will help a huge number people.”
Sean Feeney, CEO of Environcom, added: “We are very pleased with the turn out and response from this year’s charity trophy, which has made this annual event such a success. As one of Grantham’s biggest employers we are keen to support initiatives such as this, which not only help people from our own community but also from other areas of the UK.”