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

John Billing

Chair & President

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

- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor

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Val Young
Joanne Dobson

Vice President

- Girls Gone Flyfishing

- Casting Program Helper
- Reiki Practitioner
- Natural Therapies

Treasurer

- Owner Aussie Angler Tackle Shop
- Victorian Fisheries Grants
  Committee

- Casting Instructor
- Event Co-Ordinator


 

Cherrie Ninness

Secretary

- CfR Programs Co-Ordinator
- Membership & Administrator
- Medical Co-Ordinator

- Emergency Services Liaison
- Qualified 1st Aid

General Members

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Bob Young
Andrew Connell
Fiona (Noni) Wilson
Shelley Olson

Casting Programs Co-Ordinator

Casting Instructor / Guide

Event Co-Ordinator

Fund Raising

- Fly Fishers International
  Master Casting Instructor
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Co-Ordinator

- Fishing Guide
- Qualified 1st Aid
- Fly Fishers International
   Certified Casting Instructor

- Retreat Co-Ordinator
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Ordinator

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- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Event Co-Ordinator
- Qualified 1st Aid
- COVID Officer

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Alan Staton

Funding Co-Ordinator

Jo Ellerton

Funding Co-Ordinator

Eric Smith

Reel Recovery Facilitator

- Grants / Sponsorship  Coordinator

- Procurement Officer
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Casting for Kids Co-Ordinator

- Grants / Sponsorship
- Legal Officer
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Co-Ordinator

- Retreat Facilitator
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Co-Ordinator

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Alisa Christie

Event Co-Ordinator

- Retreat Co-Ordinator
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Events Ordinator

Brenda Galey

Casting Instructor / Guide

- Fishing Guide
- Events Co-Ordinator
- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor