About Us

Mending Casts has been operating in Australia since January 2019.  Our main focus is on running free live-in weekend fly fishing retreats for people dealing with cancer through the Casting for Recovery and Reel Recovery programs.

As a registered non-profit organisation run by unpaid volunteers, we require independent funding to be able to provide our programs and services.  Those funds are obtained from a broad range of fund-raising activities, supporters donations & sponsorships, governments grants or corporate partnerships. 

 

Every dollar is invested back into our programs and the activities which support them, so we truly appreciate every cent that is given to us.

Our Committee

Executive members

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John Billing

President

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Bob Young

Vice President

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Alisa Christie

Treasurer

- Reel Recovery Program Coordinator
- Webmaster & Social Media
- Qualified 1st Aid

- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor
- Operations Manager
- Aust Volunteer Coast Guard Member

- Financial Sub Committee

- Event Management

- Event Coordinator

- Hospital Services Management


 

- Fly Fishers International
  Master Casting Instructor
-
Retreat Lead Casting Instructor

- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Coordinator
- Retired Engineer

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Cherrie Ninness

Secretary

- CfR Program Coordinator
- Membership & Administrator
- First Aid Officer

- Emergency Services Liaison
- Paramedic & Qualified 1st Aid

General Members

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Eric Smith

Reel Recovery Facilitator

- Reel Recovery Retreat Facilitator
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Coordinator
- Registered Nurse
- Business owner
- CFA Victoria member

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Val Young
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Brenda Galey

Casting Instructor / Guide

- Fly Fishing Guide
- Events Coordinator
- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor

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Shelley Olson
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Fiona (Noni) Wilson

Newsletter Editor

- Retreat Support officer
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events coordinator
- "On The Mend" Editor
- Pharmacologist

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Peter West

Event Support

- Girls Gone Fly Fishing

- Catering Coordinator
- Reiki Practitioner
- Natural Therapies

Event Support

- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Event volunteer
- Paramedic & Qualified 1st Aid
- COVID Officer

Event Support

- Grants / Sponsorship
- Casting Instructor
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Coordinator