Bowmen raise charity cash

Thirsk bowmen raise money for charity
Thirsk bowmen raise money for charity

A sponsored shooting match organised by Thirsk Bowmen has helped raise more than £2,000.

The money will be divided between Bowel Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

The contest, held recently on the Bowmen’s home ground at Baldersby Park was hailed a huge success by club vice chairman Arnold Fewell.

He said: “Although we were dodging the showers, it was a brilliant day and really well supported by all our members.

“It is likely to become an annual event supporting charities chosen by our members.”

The contest raised about £1,400.

This was boosted by a further charity shoot held at St George’s Archery Club, Harrogate, supported by Scorton Archers, St George’s Archery Club and Thirsk Bowmen.

Thirsk Bowmen chairman Ken Billings said the club was going from strength to strength.

“Following a have-a-go day in May, we recruited 16 new members.

The new members recently completed their training under our new coach Danny Cameron, with support from senior members. Training is a strict requirement for obvious safety reasons.”

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