A crowdfunding page has been set up to support a unique centre that lets veterans, children and people with special needs learn to fish in a safe environment.

The Angling Project has been run for the last 40 years by Les Webber and his volunteers in Welley Road, Wraysbury - offering courses and facilities free of charge to people who would most benefit.

The setting up of a JustGiving page will bring in much needed funds towards the running costs of the project and the maintenance of facilities on site.

The page is already more than halfway towards achieving its £1,000 target with many people who have used the service sending messages of support.

A statement from the project says: “The project is run off of donations, which helps supply the visiting groups with a safe venue with fully accessible facilities. All angling tutors and helpers donate their time to help out when needed.

“The younger groups don’t just learn how to fish, they also learn vital life skills during their stay at Angling Projects.”

Mr Webber MBE was presented with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for his work with the Angling Project.

The centre in Wraysbury now has more than 2,000 visitors a year with children, many from difficult backgrounds, staying for up to seven days at no cost.