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National recruitment and business services group, HR GO plc, has helped to raise over &pound6000 for Alabare, a charity dedicated to working with homeless and vulnerable people across the south of England.

The event was organised by Craig Vidler, Managing Director of Prima Principia, specialists in the search and selection of top end personnel for the retail industry. This was Craig’s 23rd annual fly fishing charity day which have now raised in excess of &pound180,000 over the years for worthy causes.

The day took place at Dever Springs Fishery near Stockbridge and 40 guests from the business and entertainment industries enjoyed a gala dinner sponsored by HR GO plc followed by a fun day of competitive fishing.

The September conditions were perfect for the contenders with numerous large fish caught. The surprise of the day was when the Chairman of HR GO plc, Jack Parkinson, landed the biggest fish – a record breaking 20lb trout.

Jack commented, & lsquo;We are delighted to once again sponsor this prestigious event and that we raised so much for this worthy charity. I’m also thrilled to be awarded the prize of landing the largest trout of the day. The fish weighed four times the strength of the line it was caught on, which made it a challenge to land!’

& lsquo;I am pleased so many of my friends were able to attend and give generously to this worthy cause’, commented Craig. & lsquo;Without the financial support of HR GO and other sponsors the fundraising would not have been so successful.’

Among the guests were Gary Brooker, writer of the hit song A Whiter Shade of Pale, the debut song for the band Procol Harum which reached the number one spot in the charts in 1967 and remains one of the greatest songs of all time. He was joined by Andy Fairweather Low of Amen Corner fame and Bernard Cribbins a well-loved English character actor and comedian.

Other guests who all thoroughly enjoyed the day’s fishing included John Morris from Tudor Williams, John Shannon of Ciro Pearls, Robin Vincent of Clarins and Richard Birtchnell, the London Toastmaster.


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