First off, thanks for reading this. I hope this is in the correct section for this sort of thing. If not, my apologies, and mods please move it as you see fit.
Quite a few of you will already know me from the HFT circuit as I've been shooting for a few years now.
Those who don't know me, well, my names Anne Higgins, I'm in Cambridge and I'm looking to try and raise some money for a local hospice here called Arthur Rank House. The hospice helps and supports people with life limiting illnesses as well as their friends and relatives.
I'm not particularly good at swimming, the idea of a marathon fills me with dread and I don't fancy becoming a small stain in a large field whilst attached to an enormous sheet proving Newtons theory on Gravity.
So.... I'd like to try and raise the money with a shooting challenge... an *Unofficial* record for the most knockdowns taken from an unsupported standing position at a 45 yard target with 40mm killzone within 5 minutes
No rests, no stands and no stiffened jackets or trousers. Just me and my old Airwolf (Daystate not Webley) waving about in the breeze like a weathervane.
It'll be an unofficial record as I have contacted Guinness Records but sadly the only shooting related record they're willing to recognise is an endurance event of 24hrs or more.
The Challenge will take place on the first day of the Cambridge HFT Summer Safari, so Saturday July 12th
2014, before the main shoot.
I've just set up an online "Just Giving" page on their website which can be found here; http://www.justgiving.com/Anne-Higgins
The Arthur Rank website is here; http://www.arthurrankhouse.nhs.uk/
On a serious note it's a very special place staffed by some very special people. Our Macmillan nurse was based there and I'm very grateful for the bereavement support I'm now receiving from them having lost my husband Bill to pancreatic cancer last year.
If I can raise a few pounds for them doing this so they can help others in the future I'll be very happy.
It'd be great if this could become an annual event. Maybe if I can set a marker this year, next year someone fancies trying to beat it?
Thanks again for reading folks, and hopefully I might see some of you on the 12th.