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FishabilityUK form partnership with Care after Combat

Poingdestres Angling Centre in Southampton have donated a range of fishing equipment to charity Care after Combat, in support of ex-serviceman. An associated Charity Fishability UK, who takes Veterans fishing, have found that Britain’s most popular participation sport is very therapeutic for ex-service personale.
Care after Combat, who are committed to providing professional assistance for the well-being of Veterans and their family, are thrilled that Poingdestres, one of the counties foremost fishing tackle outlets, has agreed to donate a large amount of fishing gear to the Veterans they support.

Steve Poingdestre and Jim Davidson shake on it
Care after Combat Executive Chairman, Jim Davidson OBE, has been fishing since he was aged three years and still hasn’t caught anything, said; “As most carp fishing anglers look like SAS men anyway, it’s only natural for the fishing community to want to help our Veterans. I’m particularly thrilled my favourite fishing tackle shop, Poingdestres, has joined our quest to make the lives of our Veterans a little easier… I just hope they catch more fish than I do!”
After recently making a sizable donation to the charity, Care after Combat hope to build on their relationship with Fishability UK, to work in partnership with them and local angling centres, such as Poingdestres, to encourage the ex-servicemen they help to try carp fishing and join the fun.
Steve Poingdestre, Poingdestre Angling Centre Owner and Manager said; “Jim’s made us aware of Fishability UK and as a regular customer our ours, we are pleased to support this incentive and Care after Combat on their journey to help Veterans. I am personally passionate about helping ex-servicemen get their lives back and carp fishing is a great place to start.”

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