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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 an ACNC Registered Charity 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, government 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 Management Committee :  2023 - 24

Executive

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John Billing

President

- Reel Recovery Program Coordinator
- Webmaster & Social Media
- Governance,
Finance & Technical &
 
  Corporate Grants Sub-Committees

- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery
  Sub-Committees

- Fly Fishers International 

  Certified Casting Instructor
- ACNC Representative
- Aust Volunteer Coast Guard Member

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Bob Young

Vice President

- Governance, Finance & Technical &
  Corporate Grants Sub-Committees
- Fly Fishers International
  Master Casting Instructor
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Retreat Lead Casting Instructor

- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Reel Recovery Sub-Committee

- Events Coordinator
 

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Jonathan Myers

Treasurer

- Financial, Governance, Corporate
  Grants Sub-Committees
- Fly Fishers International &
  VFFA member
- Business Strategy
- Legal / Financial support
- Event Volunteer
- Passionate flyfisher & outdoorsman

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Cherrie Ninness

Secretary

- CfR Program Coordinator
- Membership & Administrator
- Marketing
, Technical & 
  Governance Sub-Committees
- First Aid Officer
- Reel Recovery & Casting for 
  Recovery
Sub-Committees

- Emergency Services Liaison
- Paramedic & Qualified 1st Aid

Committee Members

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Eric Smith

Reel Recovery Facilitator

Fiona White

Assistant Secretary

- Reel Recovery Retreat Facilitator
- Governance & Marketing
  Sub-Committees
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Reel Recovery
Sub-Committee
- Registered Nurse
- Business owner
- CFA Victoria member

- Procurement Officer
- Governance,
Finance, Marketing &
 
Corporate Grants Sub-Committees
- Events Coordinator
- Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committee
- Social Worker

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Val Young
Shelley Olson
Linda Cavanagh

Event Support

Equipment Officer

- Marketing & Fund Raising 
  Sub-Committees

- Catering Coordinator
- Reiki Practitioner
- Natural Therapies
- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committees
- Newsletter Editor
- Girls Gone Fly Fishing

- Marketing & Fund Raising
  Sub-Committees
- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Event volunteer
- Paramedic & Qualified 1st Aid
- COVID Officer
- Reel Recovery & Casting for Recovery

  Sub-Committees

Event Support

- Fund Raising  Sub-Committee

- Casting for Recovery Sub-Committee

- Fund Raising Events/Activities
- Event volunteer
- Registered ER Nurse
- CFR Past Participant

Members

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Andrew Connell
Joanne Dobson
Peter West
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Jo Ellerton
Angus Ingram
Dr Renata Fliegner
Wayne Hollis
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