Shooting stars bring in charity cash

Members of Scarborough Archery Club undertake a 24 hour challenge to raise funds for St catherine's Hospice and Help The Heroes.'From left, Chris Gibson, Geoff Smith, Pete Liley, Angie Smith, Robin Little, Charlie Hawkes, Roger Greaves, Paul Oates.'112988a
Members of Scarborough Archery Club undertake a 24 hour challenge to raise funds for St catherine's Hospice and Help The Heroes.'From left, Chris Gibson, Geoff Smith, Pete Liley, Angie Smith, Robin Little, Charlie Hawkes, Roger Greaves, Paul Oates.'112988a
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ARCHERY fanatics shot their way to £2,000 for charity in a marathon 24-hour challenge.

Around 4,000 arrows were released over the period with 15 members of Scarborough Archers drawing their bows in hour long stints.

The challenge was a success with many people visiting the Seamer Sports Club Association during the day and making further donations in taster sessions, before leaving the archers to shoot the night away.

Chris Gibson, treasurer of Scarborough Archers said: “Other archery clubs have done them across the country and it was somebody’s crazy idea to do it here, so we took the 24 hour challenge on. We shot continuously for 24 hours in relays. It was a very good party atmosphere, tiring but very enjoyable.

“We’re still collecting money but anticipate a total of around £2,000 which will go towards Help for Heroes and St Catherine’s Hospice.”