Fishermen’s catch of plenty for special pupils

Rob Ashton (stood, fourth left), winner of the charity fishing match held at Lodge Farm Fisheries at Scrooby Top in aid of Maltby's Hilltop Special School, is pictured with his daughter Elise (front, left), aged five, Alison Wall and her daughter Olivia, aged five, and other charity fishing match anglers.
Rob Ashton (stood, fourth left), winner of the charity fishing match held at Lodge Farm Fisheries at Scrooby Top in aid of Maltby's Hilltop Special School, is pictured with his daughter Elise (front, left), aged five, Alison Wall and her daughter Olivia, aged five, and other charity fishing match anglers.
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A DONCASTER fishing lake hosted a charity match to boost facilities at a special school.

Parents and supporters of the Hilltop School at Maltby brought their fishing tackle to Lodge Farm Fisheries at Scrooby Top, near Bawtry, to see what they could land.

Top weight was netted by Rob Austin, who was assisted by his five-year-old daughter, Elise.

The event was organised by Andrew and Alison Wall, whose daughter, Olivia, also aged five, has been a Hilltop pupil for three years.

Olivia suffers from a rare disorder which has left her with profound learning difficulties and registered blind.

Since she was treated by Great Ormond Steet hospital her parents have raised thousands of pounds for the hospital and Rotherham Hospital, as well as the school.

The latest fishing match, sponsored by Mike Walker of Wilford Smith Solicitors, raised about £2,000 for Hilltop.

“We’d just like to thank everyone who supported us and we’re very pleased with the amount,” said Mrs Wall.