Keen anglers Vince and Ryan Price reeled in the cash for a cause close to their hearts during a charity fishing match.
The father and son duo took the bait when they were invited to take part in a 24-hour fishing match at Tuckers Holt Fishery in Ibstock, Leicestershire, to raise money for Cancer Research. They saw the event as opportunity to remember Vince’s mum, Ryan’s grandmother.
Between them Vince and Ryan, who live in Coalville, netted £400 in sponsorship including a donation of £100 from their employer Redrow. In total the event raised around £2,500.
Ryan said: “Cancer Research UK is a cause close to our hearts as my dad’s mum died from bowel cancer four years ago. Because we’ve experienced loss from cancer we wanted to get involved in the event and raise as much money as possible in the hope that one day a cure will be found.”
Vince and Ryan are used to achieving results side by side, as they work together at Redrow’s Mill Hill new homes venture, in Bingham, where Vince is the site manager and Ryan is trainee site assistant.
Everything that was caught over the 24 hours was weighed, with the person whose overall catch weighed the most receiving a prize.
Vince came fourth, with Ryan in seventh place out of the 14 competitors.
While 24 hours was double the time Vince would normally spend fishing, Ryan is used to making a weekend of it. Hooked on fundraising, he’s keen to try and beat his seventh place ranking and take on a longer challenge.
“I’d like to try and do it again but over a longer period of time from Friday to Sunday,” Ryan added.
There’s nothing fishy about the homes Vince, Ryan and the Redrow team are building at Mill Hill. The new homes have been incredibly popular, so much so that the final wave of properties is now on sale. The two to four-bedroom homes are available from £109,995.
To catch one of the remaining homes visit the sales office at Mill Hill in Mallow Way, Bingham, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. For the latest availability and pricing see www.redrow.co.uk/mill or call 01949 358 357.
Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards. Web: www.redrow.co.uk.