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Cigar Evening in Aid of Fishing For Heroes raises just under £4,500

March 19th, 2013 0 comments

Our 4th St. James Cigar Evening, took place at J.J.Fox last week and proved to be a hugely successful, raising just under £4,500 from our silent auction and raffle in aid of Fishing for Heroes.

Fishing for Heroes is a registered charity, founded in 2009, with the aim of helping forces personnel who are suffering from emotional issues after the horrors of active service. They provide fully funded fly fishing courses and instruction as therapy for veterans and serving soldiers, seamen and airmen of the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) combat fatigue or other emotional issues due to active service. We are very grateful to Guy Warrington who made a super speech on behalf of FFH and to Claire Zambuni and her team for their help with the event during the event.

We enjoyed two cigars throughout the evening, The Oliva Series V from Nicaragua, hand-made with tobacco from the Jalapa Valley giving a full bodied flavour, consistently rated within the world’s Top 25 cigars, and a Partegas D2 from Cuba one of the oldest and most famous of all the Havana brands, one of the greatest cigars of all time. We were delighted to have Robert Emery to introduce the Partegas and the Managing Director of the importers of Oliva, Scott Vines of Tor Imports, to talk about Oliva. These fine cigars were washed down with a variety of tipples, however Gin and Tonic was undoubtedly the clear favourite with Kings Ginger supplied by Berry Bros and Rudd doing a roaring trade warming us on a cold evening.

If you would like to join us for our next cigar evening, due to take place on the Thursday 20th June, please let our team know and we will contact you with further details of how to purchase your tickets.

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