A MEMORIAL angling competition which took place on the Droitwich Canal has netted £325 for St Richard’s Hospice.
It was held in memory of Ted Gibbs who lived in Droitwich for more than 40 years and worked as an inspector for Deritend Ltd, now Doncasters Precision Castings.
He was cared for by St Richard’s Hospice before his death in 2013.
Ted’s son, Mark Gibbs and 12-year-old granddaughter Ella Gibbs, were delighted when Droitwich Angling Club suggested organising a fund-raising competition on the canal, especially as Ted was such a keen supporter of its restoration.
A total of 45 anglers took part in the contest to help the hospice care for patients with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Mike Sparks, a long-standing member of the club and friend of Ted’s, won the event after catching 12lbs 15oz of perch and silverfish.
Mark said: “My daughter Ella, myself and the whole family would like to thank everyone who took part in the competition and raised such a fantastic amount of money to help St Richard’s look after other patients and their families.
“We’d also like to thank the staff at the Pillar of Salt, who supported us on the day.”
Visit www.strichards.org.uk for more information.