Lucy casts her net for charity

High Sheriff of Northumberland Lucy Carroll, centre, at the fund-raising fishing day. Picture by Helen Jobson
High Sheriff of Northumberland Lucy Carroll, centre, at the fund-raising fishing day. Picture by Helen Jobson

The High Sheriff of Northumberland has been casting her net for charity – literally.

Lucy Carroll played host to a women’s charity day at her home at Tiptoe.

Getting some tuition on the Tiptoe beat. Picture by Helen Jobson

Getting some tuition on the Tiptoe beat. Picture by Helen Jobson

Six women joined Lucy and co-host Anne Woodcock, of Borders fishing companies FishPal and FishTweed, to fish the Tiptoe beat for salmon and sea trout.

The day started at around 10am and carried on into early evening, raising £400 for the High Sheriff fund.

The High Sheriff of Northumberland’s fund, (managed by Community Foundation, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland), means that local voluntary and community groups across the county can get support through the High Sheriff of Northumberland Youth Awards Scheme.

This makes awards in recognition of groups in the community who encourage useful and beneficial pursuits for young people, helping them to be upstanding citizens and hopefully avoid criminal activities.

Some of the groups who have benefitted from an award from the High Sheriff fund in 2015 include Glendale Boxing Club and Etal Riding for the Disabled.