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Royal Company of Archers Charitable Trust supports Archery for Erskine Veterans

Thanks to the donation of £1,358 the archery equipment, for the busy and popular classes has been fully updated. The popular activity in the Centre’s calendar caters for all abilities and includes seated archery for those Veterans with reduced mobility.

Activities Centre Supervisor, Evonne McCord said: “We strive to be inclusive with any Veteran who has a physical disability, mobility concerns or cognitive impairment and the funding has allowed our existing provision to expand. In particular, it has allowed outdoor archery to take place in a more accessible area and we’re grateful to the Trust for making this a possibility”.

In addition to the generous donation for new equipment, the RCACT also provided funding for one of the Centre members to attend an Archery Instructors Course.

Army Veteran Alan, a member of the Activities Centre for over three years, was delighted to be offered an opportunity to attend the Archery Instructor’s course. On starting the classes as a beginner Alan showed particular skill and passion. Needless to say having attended the two-day course he passed with flying colours.

Alan will now hold additional classes within the Centre, resulting in even more Veterans benefitting from the social contact and meaningful activity that the archery class brings.

Alan said: “We are really grateful for the funding for our archery here at ERMAC, I was delighted to go and complete the Archery Instructors course and be able to take sessions. I have enjoyed the archery since I came along to the Centre and becoming an instructor was another challenge I wanted to do and I was chuffed to pass the course. The new equipment we have including bows and targets to help with the seated archery will mean a lot more Veterans can have a chance to experience the sport, cheers!”

The core objective of the Royal Company of Archers Charitable Trust is to seek to provide lasting social benefit and rehabilitation for those disadvantaged by disability or ill health through sport. To find out more, please visit: https://www.qbgsrca.co.uk/charitable-trust/ 

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