A raffle has been launched to help an angler who was left paralysed after falling from a tree at his syndicate lake.
Justin Carter was fish spotting at Northey Park near Peterborough in March when a branch gave way.
Almost six months on, the experienced carper is paralysed from the waist down but is slowly returning to the sport he loves. He is currently able to enjoy day sessions on the bank with the help of a friend.
However, after spending £30,000 making his home more wheelchair friendly, Justin now faces a further £6,000 bill to install an electric platform at his front door.
Friends, led by Wellingborough Lakes boss Chris Berry, are determined to help lessen the financial burden and have launched a fundraising drive which has gained support from throughout the fishing industry.
Chris told Carpfeed: “JC still can’t get into his house by himself and a platform that lifts him in his wheelchair up to the right height to get in the front door is on order, so I thought us carpers should help him in his time of need in any way we can towards this £6,000 electric platform.”
Fundraising matches at Wellingborough and Delapre Lakes are planned for the last weekend in September, but Chris was determined to involve anglers from across the country so he created a raffle.
A full list of prizes can be seen below and tickets cost just £2 each.
Buyers should donate via PayPal gift to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entrants must stipulate how many tickets they want and leave their full name and mobile number in order to receive their ticket numbers.
Justin himself will draw the winning numbers on September 29.
72 hours on the Bayeswater syndicate lake in Essex for two anglers
15kg of Mad Baits boilies plus pop-ups and wafters
72 hours at the Mill syndicate lake for two anglers midweek
£300 worth of Mainline bait
72 hours at Dinton Pastures White or Black Swan syndicate lakes for two anglers
A set of PB Products carp rods
Week-long holiday for two anglers at Woody’s Carp Lake in France
£200 of tyres from A&J Tyres in Birmingham
72 hours at any Linear Fisheries day-ticket water (excluding Hunts Corner) for two anglers
£100 tackle voucher for the Carp Superstore in Wellingborough
72 hours at Ecton Lakes in Northants for two anglers
Nash bait and tackle prize
48 hours at Ringstead Crackers Meadow in Northants for two anglers
Fox tackle prize
A winter ticket for Stanwick Lakes Fishery in Northants
Carp ’r’ Us terminal-tackle bundle
A winter ticket on Deepings 3 in Lincolnshire
RidgeMonkey tackle prize
48 hours on Sandhurst Lake
Aqua tackle prize
72 hours for two anglers on Bayeswater day-ticket lake in Essex
Guided carp/catfishing trip by Paul Rose for two anglers on the River Ebro in Spain
A winter ticket for Welford carp syndicate in Leicestershire
72 hours for two anglers at the Grendon Hope Lake syndicate
12 months’ fishing at Delapre Lake in Northants