On target to help two charities

Clubs raise funds for Help for Heroes
Clubs raise funds for Help for Heroes
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Market Rasen, Keelby and Hemswell rifle clubs have been raising funds for Help for Heroes and the Disabled Shooting 

The clubs decided to raise cash by holding a 50-metre rifle target shooting competition at Kirmington range.

The event, the first of its kind organised by the clubs, raised an impressive £400, which will be split between the two charities.

The competition was exceptionally well supported on a wet and windy October day - and competitors came from as far afield as Boston and Doncaster.

It was held over four divisions with Olympic and Commonwealth Games medallist Barry Dagger taking first place by 10 points in the A division.

The two-day competition saw a wide range of abilities from novice through to national competitors.

Market Rasen club member Dave Carter said: “What was especially pleasing was to see the number of junior shooters who took part in the event and gave some of the senior members a run for their money.”

The winners were: division A - Barry Dagger, Springfileds, 570, S Rooke, Scunthorpe Air, 560, L Wilkinson, Market Rasen, 548.

Division B - D Markham, Hemswell, 549, D R Johnson, Keelby, 538, D Lill, Keelby, 527.

Division C - G Jakeman, Boston, 513, M Bradley, Hemswell, 509, D Holmes, Keelby, 509.

Division D - M Holmes, Keelby, 498, D Westman, Hemswell, 471, D Carter, Market Rasen, 462.

If you would like information about shooting opportunities around the county, all clubs can be found on the Lincolnshire Small Bore Rifle Association website lsra.co.uk.