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Big hearted anglers representing Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in Immingham have raised over £5,580 in aid of Lindsey Lodge Hospice over the past 10 years.

Friends and colleagues of John Parker held their first fishing match in 2008, and since then it has become an annual event held at Homestead Park, which this year raised £750 for the charity-run hospice.

Anglers competing for the John Parker Memorial Trophy pay £10 to fish in a three match series, and draw for fishing positions on the lake (known as pegs), before embarking on the competition, where the aim is to catch as many fish as possible, and the person who catches the heaviest weight in fish is the winner.

Angler Tony Ellis said: “There is a small serious element to these fishing matches, but generally they’re a great evening’s entertainment with plenty of fun and laughter around the pond – and all to support the fantastic work they do at Lindsey Lodge Hospice.”

Lindsey Lodge Hospice is run as an independent charity to provide free of charge, specialist care to North Lincolnshire people with any progressive life-limiting illness, and supports their family and carers during illness and into bereavement.

Lindsey Lodge Hospice Fundraiser Tracy Brown said: “On behalf of everyone at Lindsey Lodge, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Tony and all the other anglers for their amazing support over the past 10 years.

“They have raised a significant amount of money for the Hospice, and we are extremely grateful for everything they do.”

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