The following has previously been sent out to clubs, but for those who might not have seen it, or who’s clubs have not yet responded to Helen, please have a read and encourage your clubs to take part if they are in a position to do so. It’s for a fantastic cause.
“Following on from some queries regarding a couple of matters, I felt it now appropriately timed to update everyone.
As you are aware I have been planning this years county charity shoot which was going to be similarly run to the event in 2019.
However, as we are coming out of restrictions and clubs/archers being at different stages and levels of confidence, I have spoken to key members of NCAS regarding changes and ways to best hold an event but differently for 2021.
So with this in mind it is my intention to invite any club in the county between the 5/6/21 and 4/7/21 to host their archers to shoot and make a donation to the charity collection.
It has been agreed that we will shoot for only 1 charity this year – Cransley Hospice.
If clubs would like to contact me to register their interest and I can collate the details and fundraising on behalf of the county.
I would like to leave the choice of round to each club along with selecting the date of their event to ensure it is the best option for their members who wish to take part.
My second item is in regards to Christine Marshall. Many of us would have attended the funeral in person if conditions had allowed.
Chris was a dear friend to many of us and those of us that knew her well know she was a planner.
Following one of our regular communications, this one on New Year’s Eve, as I was given some instructions, I had to make contact with key members of the county to update them. During those calls conversations were had that if we could manage to get together once more to chat with Chris, but as we had suspected time did not allow this.
Knowing this may be the case we had also discussed other options and I did speak with Chris regarding these ideas.
As is tradition we will be hosting a volley and this will still go ahead. I have spoken with the family and as a club and county we will be arranging this for a time that is suitable as we come out of lockdown. It is something that I also briefly discussed with AGB in the early new year to ensure that I can safely make arrangements for archers to do what we do to mark our respects to a beloved friend that we have lost.
I will release details as arrangements are made but I wished, at this time, for those not already aware of the plans being put in place, to be reassured that it has not been missed.”