We are delighted to report that our recent online, live and silent auctions, which culminated in a spectacular dinner at Fishmongers Hall in London, raised an unprecedented £120,000!
The three separate auctions offered many truly remarkable and rare opportunities to bid for exclusive fishing opportunities, stunning works of art, fishing and feasting packages as well as special shoot days. Many renowned fishermen and celebrities such as Henry Blofeld also offered wonderful hosting opportunities for keen bidders.
Veronica Kruger, S&TC’s dinner and auction co-ordinator explains:
“I am absolutely thrilled with this total, and immensely grateful to all who participated, not least our generous donors, as well as the equally generous bidders who ensured we achieved the guide prices - very often, considerably above guide. Thank you, everyone, who made this our most successful auction ever.”
This further funding boost enables S&TC to escalate its detailed research programme and policy work to tackle the increasingly damaging effects of river pollution in Wales and England as well as continuing its active campaign in Scotland to resolve the devastating impact of salmon farming on wild salmon and sea trout.
Paul Knight, Chief Executive of S&TC says:
"We are all immensely proud of this fantastic achievement and hugely grateful to all those that provided such generous lots as well as those that willingly opened their pockets to support our major fund-raising effort. We do not receive any Government funding and so every penny raised through the auctions puts us in a stronger position to increase our research capability, challenge policy, implement change and ensure that our rivers are fit for purpose and our wild fish stocks thrive for the next generation."
To everyone who got involved, a massive thank you from all of us at S&TC! Your generosity means we can continue to secure a better future for wild fish and where they live.