Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.
Total raised so far£0.00
Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00
Raised offline: £0.00
[p]Northamptonshire County Archery Society are again shooting to raise money for charity. [/p][p]This years event is to be hosted by Wellingborough Open Archery Club and we have again chosen to raise money together by doing something that we all enjoy, shooting arrows.[/p][p]The event will be a "Dawn to Dusk" shoot starting at 05:30 and running through to 21:00. The archers involved will raise money through sponsorship by shooting sessions throughout the day. There will be 5 sessions shot throughout the day. Sessions 1 - 4 will be National Rounds and Session 5 will be a Warwick Round. For those who are not archers a National Round is a 6 Dozen round at 2 distances and a Warwick Round is a 4 Dozen Round at 2 Distances.[/p][p]This is where you, the donor, come in - by sponsoring your archery friend to raise as much as they can for the 3 chosen charities.[/p][p]This year we have chosen to split the monies raised between 3 county charities:[/p][p]Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance[/p][p]Northampton General Hospital - Gosset ward[/p][p]Kettering General Hospital - Breast Cancer Unit[/p][p]Why a target of £12,000?[/p][p]When contacting the charities to ask if we could fundraise for them Northampton General Hospital advised that they wished to raise funding for a special cot for babies with respiratory problems and that these cots cost £2,000 each - why fund one if we can fund two? [/p][p]This helped us to set the target at £12,000 because £4,000 for each charity would see 2 cots for the unit. When looking at what this might mean for the other chosen charities we were surprised to read that our local air ambulance service averages 6 rescue missions per day and each mission costs approximately £1,700 so we might help keep that air ambulance in the air for half a day with £4,000.[/p][p]We are grateful for all donations that we receive, but don't let the target affect your decision. If we are fortunate to be in a position where the target is reached we would still like you to donate as much as you can afford so that all 3 charities receive as much support as we can give them.[/p]