Air Rifle shooting

Charity Balloon Shoot 2018

Posted by Megan Purchase on 24th June 2018

On Thursday 21st June, the Archery club and the Air Rifles club set up their targets side by side for a first-time collaboration to raise money for Helen and Douglas House. This charity provides hospice care for terminally ill children and supports their families. More information about this charity can be found here.

Air Rifle shooting

Image credit: Megan Purchase

As both the Archery club and the Rifles club are members of the newly revamped Warwick University Martial Arts and Target Sports( or 'WUMAT') group, a collaboration seemed a great way to kick start our new association. It also meant double the fun for all those who attended, as they got to try out two new sports instead of just one. The weather came through for us and the day was warm and sunny.

Some new faces try out Archery

Image credit: Megan Purchase

Those who attended could choose to try out either Archery or Air Rifle shooting for £3, or both for £5. Most people couldn't resist trying both!

Air Rifle shooting

Image credit: David Richardson

At the end of the day, with many burst balloons, (and thankfully no lost arrows), we raised a massive £226.35, smashing last years total. We hope next years charity balloon shoot will raise even more for this important charity.


Further reading

Field Target

BUTTS Field Championships 2018

Published 28th October 2018

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This year, the BUTTS Field Championships were hosted by the Long Buckby Archery Club in Daventry.

Gents Non-Compound Team

BUCS Outdoors 2018

Published 24th June 2018

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Team Warwick archers headed to Lilleshall for a full weekend of shooting and came away with medals and BUCS points earned across the weekend.