DSC00275Gordano Valley Archers, based in Somerset, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund.

The club provides archery in schools, colleges and other sporting events. In the last year the club has seen a massive increase in members. The clubs recent success is due to a renewed interest in archery that has been driven by the 2012 Olympics.


The club recently ran a two day event with The One Show and more than 500 people attended to experience archery for the first time.


Paul Maines, club chairman and coach, says: “My club would like to purchase equipment to support our initiative for introducing more disabled people to the sport. We need specially adapted equipment which we can supply to our archers so that they have a more enjoyable experience and not feel that they have a disability.  

“With this donation from the MARS Milk Fund we can now purchase a number of specific aids such as tactile sights for visually impaired archers and visual aids for our profoundly deaf archers.”

A recent survey conducted by MARS Milk revealed that despite seven out of ten of us starting the week with intention of spending at least two hours on our favourite sport or hobby, cost and tiredness invariably put paid to these plans.

The MARS Milk Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to try something new or simply to spend more time playing their favourite sport or hobby. The MARS Milk Fund, runs until October 6 2013 and has five £300 awards to donate each week.

The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

For more information visit http://www.marsmilk.com

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