A memorial fishing match arranged by the former manager of Wisbech Town Football club with his wife and friends raises hundreds for charity

Wisbech charity fishing match

Wisbech charity fishing match - Credit: Archant

A memorial fishing match that is now into its 17th year has raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Wisbech charity fishing match

Wisbech charity fishing match - Credit: Archant

Liz McManus and her husband, former Wisbech Town manger, Roy McManus organised the match, which included a raffle, auction and entertainment at the Locomotive pub.

Liz said: “We do the fishing match in memory of my father and our late son Neil who were both great anglers together.

“A bit sad to do it but it always ends up a good day with all the McManus involved.

“In fact the Winner was Kelly McManus our niece.

Wisbech charity fishing match

Wisbech charity fishing match - Credit: Archant


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“Thanks to all those who contributed to our fantastic memorial fishing match now in its 17th year.

“We had 21 anglers at Townsend lakes organised by Binny. Back to Locomotive for presentation of trophies followed by raffle and auction.”

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There was music with Roy and friends followed by evening entertainment with Just Frank Ian Larkin Trio.

“Special thanks to Lily and Annie for the auction, Netti and Steve for help with raffle and Paula, Nettie and Edwina. for helping with food.

Wisbech charity fishing match

Wisbech charity fishing match - Credit: Archant

“Not forgetting Jackie Gallaghers chocolate brownies.

“Lastly thanks to Phil Sharon and all the girls at the Loco and Alastair and his horse.”

The event raised £840 which will be taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital cancer care unit

There was £527 donated from Tony Norman from his fundraiser night at the football club, so the total will be £1,367.

“Many thanks to everyone who dug deep in their pockets,” she said.

“The new landlords at the Locomotive helped to make a good day.”

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