Meon Valley AC had a bit of a trial run for this format a few weeks ago at our Christmas shoot - and it was enormous fun!
(In fact, we had a couple of targets that were out to 60+ yards and it all added to the enjoyment of the day)
Now I know that some of you might be a little bit wary or uncertain about mixing FT and HFT, but Meon Valley AC can guarantee a great day's shooting in Hen Woods, a warm welcome for all, as well as a chance to help raise much-needed funds for the Rosemary Foundation (the charity that did so much to help both Alex and his wife Judit during his last few months), and to remember someone who was considered to be an absolutely "top bloke" by all those who ever had the pleasure of meeting Alex. Although Meon is primarily an HFT club and Alex was an FT shooter through-and-through, he and Judit immediately fitted in well with the club and even tempted some dyed-in-the-wool HFT members to consider shooting FT. As I say, a top bloke, sadly missed by so many.
At the wake following Alex's funeral last Autumn, we met so many shooters from far afield who had made the journey to pay their last respects, including from Springfield AGC where Alex was a member prior to moving down to Hampshire, and some very amiable and entertaining chaps from Kent - all of whom were keen to come along if we organised a memorial shoot. Well, as per Mike's post, the date has now been set and we are very keen to see as many of you as can make it down to Hampshire on Sunday 13th September.
Please put it in your diaries now, then tell your friends, fellow club members, put it on your Facebook page and your club websites if you can, please.
Help us make the day as well-attended as possible, raise a goodly amount for an excellent cause, and honour the memory of Alex Boddy.