A FISHING tournament in Crowthorne will be raising money for a brain tumour charity this weekend.

Holme Grange Fishery, which is based in Honey Hill, will be holding the inaugural Chilly Chillcot Cup charity match on Sunday (10), named after celebrity angler Ian 'Chilly' Chillcott who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year.

The tournament will be raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity in support of Chilly, who lives nearby, and another young angler from the area who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

Phil Buckman, who owns the fishery, said: "Chilly is a big name in angling, and is a bit of a local celebrity. he almost died last year, so we decided to host this match to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity. It was then that I befriended another young angler called Peter who told me about his brother, Robert's, diagnosis.

"Both Peter, 18, and Robert, 16, really enjoy fishing, and when Robert feels strong enough he often comes by the lake for a few hours. His family are waiting to hear if they will receive funding for Robert to travel to either the USA or Germany for proton beam therapy.

"We are hoping that Chilly will be able to meet up with Robert and his family on the day, as a fellow brain tumour sufferer, and we are hoping to support him going forward."

The charity match takes place at Home Grange Fishery from 10am to 3pm. Entry to the competition is £25, 50 per cent of which will be donated to the charity. A barbecue, bouncy castle and a casting competition will also be on offer for visitors. For more information, contact Crowthorne Angling Centre on 01344 777411.