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Steve Baker

Overton Black Arrows 24hr Charity Shoot

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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Overton Black Arrows 24hr Sponsored Charity shoot - UPDATED[/b][/p][p]On the 21st June 2019 Overton Black Arrows will be holding a marathon shoot, in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance. Club members will be shooting continuous "Frostbite" rounds from 10am on Friday until 10am on Saturday over the summer solstice. A minimum of two archers will be shooting at all times at 80cm targets, placed 30 metres from the shooting line. Their aim is to reach and exceed a cumulative total of 20,000 points. Both beginners and seasoned competition archers will be taking part, with many different bow styles being represented. Anyone who wishes to support the club, and through them the Air Ambulance can donate via this fundraising page.[/p][p][b][UPDATE][/b][/p][p]On the 21st June, we held our marathon shoot, in aid of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight air ambulance. Over the course of 24 hours, 36 club members, aged between 10 and 80yrs - shot a total of 256 “Frostbite" rounds. Temperatures dropped to 9 degrees overnight, which didn’t stop the shooting – the best score for a recurve archer was shot at 2am by one of our junior archers, setting a score that her dad just couldn't beat! Others huddled around the firepit, fuelled by Tea/Coffee and huge quantities of cake. We had aimed to reach a cumulative total of 20,000 points, but we smashed it - this target was reached after only seven hours; the final total was 59,545.[/p][p]To put into perspective the effort involved, every arrow shot involves pulling the bow string back, which ‘weighs’ anywhere between 18 – 60lbs depending on the bow, holding that weight whilst aiming, then releasing. As an example, one of our members using her 30lb longbow shot 22 frostbites (792 arrows) over the 24 hours, which adds up to over 10 tonnes! Taking an average bow weight, this means the club pulled a total of around 125 tonnes![/p][p][br][/p][p][b]About Overton Black Arrows[/b][/p][p]The club is based in Laverstoke, near Overton in Hampshire. Founded in 1962 they shoot both target and field archery at their range in Laverstoke and in the hills above Kingsclere. The club currently has 83 members aged between 9 and 80 years old. More information can be found at [url=http://www.overtonblackarrows.org/]www.overtonblackarrows.org[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]About the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance[/b][/p][p]Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced Critical Care Team to sick and injured people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Working 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. It currently costs £15,000 a day to maintain the service. More information can be found at: [url=https://www.hiowaa.org/]https://www.hiowaa.org[/url][/p]

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Jul 30, 2019


Proceeds from our Offline fundraising efforts. Thank you to all of who you who have donated or attended one of our social fundraising events.


Jul 11, 2019

Rob Ingram

Collected from work mates at bcot


Jul 3, 2019


From the Mellings and Bakers. Well done to all.


Jul 1, 2019


Nice one fella

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 1, 2019

Greg Newman

As long as you are not shooting me, i am happy!


Jun 28, 2019

Oscar Veronese


Jun 26, 2019

Treasurer - On behalf of cash donations

Thank you to those who donated cash on Friday/Saturday and came to support us.


Jun 25, 2019


Well done Steve!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019

Tony Darroch

Well done Mark Davies and friends

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019

Chris & Imelda

Late donation from the Kings :)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid