24 hour archery event to take place in Halifax in aid of Cancer Research UK
and live on Freeview channel 276
The event is being organised by husband and wife Adam and Sarah Gilmartin, from Luddendenfoot.
Adam's mum Susan, who worked as a probation supervisor in Halifax and Bradford, died from breast cancer two years ago, aged 67.
"Mum was the kindest, most helpful person," said Adam, 44.
"She would help anyone in need and it didn’t matter if they were family or a friend or a complete stranger.
"We chose Cancer Research because we feel they are the best chance of beating cancer."
Adam took up archery around a year ago at the Phoenix Bowmen club in Ovenden Park, which was formed in 1978 and has 59 members.
"I’m hoping maybe 20 to 30 people will take part over the 24 hours," said Adam, "and I hope to shoot the vast majority of it too.
"The event will entail shooting at mainly a 60cm target at 20 yards, shooting what is called a Portsmouth round, although other options will be available.
"I’m hoping to raise £2,000.
"Sarah and I would like to thank Phoenix Bowmen for their support and help in sorting out this event, as well as Fire and Water in Sowerby Bridge, where the shoot will be held at our indoor range.
"I shoot Olympic recurve and Sarah shoots bare bow. Unfortunately because we’re having to do the event indoors, we’re limited to space so only club members will be able to shoot.
"But the club is hosting a have a go day at our outdoor range in May, which anyone can show up to.
The event takes place on Friday, June 23, starting at 6pm.
You can donate at https://www.justgiving.com/page/adam-gilmartin-archeryshoot.