Welwyn Garden City fisherman to be auctioned for charity

PUBLISHED: 16:21 20 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:25 20 March 2014

James Hurt with the newly restored fisherman

James Hurt with the newly restored fisherman


A Welwyn Garden City icon will be auctioned tomorrow to raise money for poorly children.

"I will be sad to see him go, hopefully he will make some money and maybe end up outside the shop where he belongs."

James Hurt

The fisherman that used to stand outside Classic Fish and Chips, in Stonehills, was thrown out after being vandalised last month.

But now, after being repaired, he will be auctioned to raise money for the Magic of Play Appeal tomorrow night (Friday).

James Hurt, who helped rescue and restore the yellow-coated fisherman, said: “I [am] glad that I was able to get him and bring him back to life.

“He looks brand new and better than ever for such a brilliant cause especially with his purple ribbon on his chest to represent bone and muscle cancer.

“I will be sad to see him, go hopefully he will make some money and maybe end up outside the shop where he belongs.”

All the money raised will go towards building a new playroom at the Lister Hospital.

The event has been organised in memory of Lolly Mcardle, who died last year from a rare form of bone and muscle cancer, by Claire Playford and Melissa Mcardle, Lolly’s mum.

The fundraiser will take place at the Peartree Pub, Hollybush Lane, from 5pm.

To donate to the appeal visit http://www.justgiving.com/Rachel-Davies12

Matt page, Craig Robertson, Jason darling and Loreen Daley also helped to restore the fisherman to his former glory.

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