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President's Fund Donation

Bradford No.1 Angling Association has made a donation of 804 to the Macular Society Bradford branch, who provide support and information for people who suffer with macular degeneration.

The sum has been donated from the clubs President Fund, which raises money at all of the associations open matches and is donated to a charity of the outgoing president’s choice at the end of their three year term. It was announced at last week’s annual general meeting that the current president, Simon Foster, would donate the fund to the Macular Society due to a family member suffering with the disease. Previous recipients of the fund include the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the British Heart Foundation.

President Simon Foster said “This is a charity which has helped my family greatly over the last couple of years so hopefully this money will assist them with their research and allow them to help more people who suffer with the disease. Thanks must go to everyone who has fished our open matches over the last three years, including our hugely popular Calder Championships and Lower Aire Championships, for donating to this fund and helping a very worthy cause.”

Age-related macular degeneration is the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world and there are more than 600,000 people affected by the disease in the UK. The Macular Society funds research with the aim of finding a cure for the disease while also supporting sufferers by providing information and support groups free of charge. The charity also help to provide adapted equipment which helps with everyday tasks for those with macular disease, including improved lighting and magnifying equipment. The Bradford support group runs monthly meetings at the Resource Centre in Morley Street, Bradford.

 

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