Korda Developments and You Win Competitions have recently held the Melanoma Event competition which gave its 8 lucky winners a once in a lifetime carp fishing experience at Embryo Anglings Premium Complex at Baston Fen near Peterborough. This epic event involved fishing, food and fun! Through bids, competition entries and donations this event raised an astounding £50,000 for Melanoma Focus. We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who made this event possible, to the organisers, everyone who entered the competition, the bidders, people who donated and promoted the competition. A particular thank you to Team Korda, Danny Fairbrass, You Win Competitions and Embryo Anglings, words cannot explain how grateful we are to each and every one of you. Thank you for making the work we do possible and for raising awareness about melanoma.
Danny Fairbrass, the Founder and Director of Korda Developments was diagnosed with melanoma in 2017, he has since dedicated so much of his time to raising awareness and funds. He has used his own experiences and his platform to educate members of the fishing community about the dangers of the sun. Last August our chairman Dr Mark Harries joined Danny on Korda Official’s Thinking Tackle podcast where they talked about how to stay safe in the sun, the importance of checking your skin and Danny discussed his diagnosis story. You can listen to that here.
Korda have also recently designed their own sun cream to promote the use of high factor sun cream whilst fishing. All profits from the sun cream sales are donated directly to cancer charities including Melanoma Focus.
We cannot thank Danny and his team enough for their continued support and dedication to the cause.
If you would like to watch how the day played out, check out Korda’s vlog which features our Chairman Doctor Mark Harries.