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

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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Bob Young

Casting Programs Co-Ordinator

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

Alan Staton
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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


 

Andrew Connell

Casting Instructor / Guide

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

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Fiona (Noni) Wilson

Event Co-Ordinator

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

Cherrie Ninness

Secretary

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

- Emergency Services Liaison
- Qualified 1st Aid

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Shelley Olson

Fund Raising

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

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Brenda Galey
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Jo Ellerton
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Eric Smith

Funding Co-Ordinator

- Grants / Sponsorship  Coordinator

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

Casting Instructor / Guide

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

  Certified Casting Instructor

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Alisa Christie

Funding Co-Ordinator

Reel Recovery Facilitator

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

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

Event Co-Ordinator

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