Our quiz night on Tuesday 15th March at Carlsberg was a great success with a total of just over £200 being raised towards the funding of an AED (defibrillator) for NAC. Entries to the quiz, along with a raffle raised just over £120, whilst a donation of a fantastic £50 was received from Victoria and Lynette on behalf of Emily – Angel on our Shoulders fundraisers. A big thank you for this; and also a big thank you to our quizmaster for the night, Peter Bond, who made the evening great fun – whilst managing to really tax our brains. Also thanks to David Quemby and Pam Joseph for organising this great worthwhile event. Subsequent to the quiz a further anonymous donation of £30 was received – thanks again. Vaughan Tucker was a valued member of NAC who collapsed and died of a cardiac arrest on 15th March 2015 at Cosgrove. He was a quiet witty man with a very laid back attitude to shooting with his familiar horsebow. He is sadly missed. More about him can be found here.
Our Juniors Fun Day, Awards Ceremony and Barbecue at Sywell last Saturday 26th September, was a storming success with a great turn out and beautiful sunny weather. Some of our more experienced and (dare we say) older archers thoroughly enjoyed joining the youngsters shooting balloons and plastic balls at the 20 yard range. Great Fun. Florence (Sidney Cato’s widow) joined us afterwards with her family to present the winners and participants in the Sidney Cato Shoots with shields and medals. Then came the barbecue. The food was absolutely amazing – wow! What a fantastic catering team! (I have been advised not to mention any names here!). Thanks to everyone at NAC who made this day so special. A real highlight of the year.
Many members of the NAC met for their Christmas get together at Sixfields Northampton where they spent the evening bowling and eating pizzas. As can be seen in the attached photos, Dave Stephens was in immaculate form coaching all who attended on how to get consistent 10’s. Another shot shows a few happy faces waiting to be fed in Pizza Hut. Ian once again captured the event and it seems his photographic skills were better than his bowling skills. Paul Hyde made several exquisite attempts of showing members how to make a strike without using a ball and I think the fastest bowl was demonstrated by David Harris at just under the speed of sound!
I think a good time was had by all.