Uncle of Hornchurch boy, Mitchell Huth wins fishing competition held in his memory

The uncle of a brave Hornchurch boy who lost his battle against cancer was crowned as the winner of an angling competition held in his memory.

More than 60 people including Gary Huth raised �2,000 after taking part in the fishing competition in memory of Mitchell Huth on Sunday September 23 at Arrans Fishery in Brentwood.

Gary, from Barkingside said: “The competition was very moving. I won it and did it for Mitchell.

“Mitchell’s dad, Terry is my twin and I am really feeling what he is going through with the death of Mitchell.”

The event was organised by members of the pro-master carp match group, who found out about Mitchell’s plight through Gary.


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The competition saw anglers going fishing in pairs and then keeping a tally of the total weight of all the fish they caught.

Gary won the competition with his partner Steve Dipper after their catch weighed in more than 782 pounds.

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Gary said: “The people that organised this are just amazing.

“Mitchell’s journey has moved a lot of people and it is nice to see so many people coming forward to help us.”

Mitchell from Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch lost his battle against neuroblastoma aged seven on Saturday August 25 after a two year fight against the disease.

The money raised from the competition is set to go towards a memorial fund for Mitchell.

Gary said: “Mitchell’s parents want to stop other people having to go through what they did.

“The memorial fund will be used to help other families with children with neuroblastoma.”

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