Innovative Fundraising Concept Supports River Dee Trust

Innovative Fundraising Concept Supports River Dee Trust

The River Dee Trust has benefitted from collaborative working partnerships with a number of highly successful commercial operations through a series of novel fundraising ideas to help them achieve their objectives in helping to restore the river to its former glories. One of these partnerships has been with the highly respected Glasgow Angling Centre & its online website fishingmegastore.com.

                       IntroDee event at Raemoir Trout Fishery

The owner of this highly successful business is Mr Paul Devlin who’s an astute businessman and keen salmon angler. Paul visits the River Dee as often as is possible to fish for salmon in a good number of River Dee beats and more often than not catches salmon on his regular visits to Deeside. Paul has been instrumental in helping the River Dee Trust develop its IntroDee Education programme which sees over 500 school children come to learn about the River Dee natural environment & wildlife. The programme is based loosely on the successful Tweedstart project developed by Kenny Galt from the Tweed Foundation and Eoin Fairgrieve, who very kindly assisted River Dee Fisheries Development Officer Ken Reid with some of their intellectual property to develop the River Dee Trust’s IntroDee Programme http://www.riverdee.org.uk/blog&news/newsevents.asp?article0=6&srch0=Introdee#0 Paul Devlin has provided 20 fishing rods, reels, fishing lines as well as safety glasses and hundreds of baseball caps for all participants to retain as a memento of their IntroDee programme experience.

 Paul Devlin left presents a cheque to Ken Reid

Paul was approached to see if they could do a collaborative retail website trial to see if funds could be raised to assist the River Dee Trust. The idea was quite appealing to Paul who very kindly agreed to give this concept some life and his IT Team got to work on the project. In the spring of 2010 the FishDee Megastore website was launched by Paul and his team. The idea was for every purchase made to raise a small contribution of financial support for the River Dee Trust. The project was allowed to run during the fishing season and at the end of the season the project was concluded. The project was deemed to be a useful collaborative project that helped both organisations receive some great publicity and appealed to many anglers who hold the River Dee close to their hearts. At the recent Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend, Ken Reid visited the complex to represent the River Dee organisations. He was delighted to receive a cheque for £ 1,000 from Paul Devlin which will help the River Dee Trust with its ongoing work programmes to help safe guard the future of the River Dee for generations to come.

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The FishDee blog is your website for snippets and news items coming from the riverbank from anglers, ghillies and local people who have useful news they wish to share. The supporting business infrastructure which supports angling will also be providing items of news that may be relevant to people who have an interest in the River Dee.

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