Fisherman Peter Hall from Stockingford, Nuneaton organised a charity sponsored fishing event at the "Heron & Grebe Pool" in Wolvey to raise funds to the support patients at the George Eliot Hospital.
Peter and fellow fishermen managed to reel in over £530 to support patients with Colitis and other inflammatory Bowel Diseases at the George Eliot. Peter's daughter Vicky, who has suffered with Colitis for over 10 years, has had life saving surgery at the George Eliot Hospital in the past.
The Patients Panel for Crohn’s & Colitis took part in the event with their family and friends. Peter’s wife Denise and 2 daughters also helped to weigh the fish caught during the fun competition.
Peter said: “I was really pleased that we managed to net so much during the event and would like to thank everyone who participated in the event and the managers of the Heron & Greeb pool for letting us fish in their pool free of charge.”
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr Sankara Ramen said: “We are very grateful to the Patient Panel for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and to all who participated in this event to raise funds for us.
“Colitis and Crohn’s disease patients who are part of this panel have been very active at raising funds for us to support patients, raise the profile of the service and awareness of this condition. Their help and support in this is highly appreciated and valued by all at George Eliot Hospital.”