Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Ready, aim fire! Shooting club were on target for hospice at charity day

Blackburn Outdoor Airgun Club (2)Members of a Blackburn shooting club took part in a series of fun challenges at their annual charity day and raised a fantastic £500 for St Catherine’s.

The Blackburn Outdoor Airgun Club hosted the Charity Shoot at their headquarters in Stockclough Lane, when members tested their skills in a variety of different competitions using steel, paper and chalk as their targets.

Alan Carroll, from the club, said: “Each year we try to choose a local charity or good cause to support. This year St Catherines was suggested by one of the members – it is somewhere that many of us could relate to and was therefore chosen.”

A brilliant £500 was raised on the day which will be used to fund the specialist care of St Catherine’s, helping local people affected by conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure to enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Lorraine Charlesworth, Director of Community and Income at St Catherine’s, who visited the club to receive the proceeds, said: “We love hearing about the many wonderful ways people raise money for St Catherine’s, and this is certainly one of the more unique fundraising events organised for us recently.

“We are extremely grateful to all members for choosing to support the hospice and for their generosity which raised such a fantastic total. St Catherine’s depends on our supporters to raise £3.5m of our £5.2m running costs, so we really wouldn’t be here without the support of organisations like the Blackburn Outdoor Airgun Club – a big thank you goes to all involved.”