Former art and design teacher Ranald Hutton has joined forces with the Fishing Mugs team to create a unique commemorative mug in honour of frontline health service workers.
When the current Covid-19 pandemic shut down riverbanks around the UK, Ranald, who has been tying trout and salmon flies since the age of 11, used the enforced spare time to create the ‘NHS Warrior’ salmon fly as an entry in the FishPal lockdown fly tying competition.
Ranald’s fly, which fuses the colours of the NHS logo as a mark of respect to frontline health staff, was announced the winner and he now intends to mount ‘NHS Warrior’, add his signature and auction the stunning fly to raise cash to benefit health service workers.
“It is a symbolic fly. With no fishing happening just now because of the pandemic, I decided to enter the competition. I considered the colours carefully, to assess how appropriate they were for the NHS. I am really quite pleased with how it has turned out.” said Ranald.
The special mugs depicting the fly, are available in our online store, with £5 from each sale going to the NHS through Captain Tom Moore’s heroic fundraising drive. Fishing Mugs’ co-founder David Miller added: “We are proud to be part of Ranald’s great initiative to help raise funds for our NHS heroes. They are doing a fantastic job helping to save lives and keep us all safe, and it’s an honour to play a small part in recognising their service.”
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