As part of a long running campaign to get clay target shooting accepted as a discipline in the Paralympic Games the Disabled Shooters Group are currently on a fundraising drive to help send 6 of their own shooters to two events in 2014, commencing with a demonstration this July in Suhl, Germany during the IPC Shooting World Championships.
If successful, the proposed change will leave a positive legacy for generations to come, opening the door for government funding to help support disabled shooters and offering a real inspirational goal to reach for, Paralympic gold! As such we are very passionate in our support for the DSG’s efforts and their fundraising goals and pledge to do all we can to help support them.
This page will serve to raise awareness and act as a launching pad for any initiatives we can launch in support of their valuable work towards getting clay target shooting accepted into the Paralympic Games.
What is the Disabled Shooters Group?
The DSG is the national body for disabled clay target shooting , recognised officially by the British International Target Shooting Federation (BICTSF) which, under the auspices of UK Sport, controls the selection of Great Britain teams for international events. Our main aims – to offer clay shooting for disabled people of all levels of skill and ability, including the opportunity to officially represent Great Britain.
“We are so very close to seeing para-clay target shooting added as a discipline in a Paralympic Games. It is essential to get our disabled Olympic Trap shooters out to these two events where the IPC assessor will be watching. It is essential to have as many countries as possible there to show the IPC that para-clay target shooting is a sustainable Paralympic discipline. At the moment the only shooting in the Paralympics is for rifle and pistol. We have the talent to build some strong para-clay target teams.”
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Making a Donation
You can make a contribution directly at an already setup ‘Crowdfunding’ profile, which will automatically collect pledged payments up to the 9th June. Clay Shooting Magazine have generously offered to donate the remaining 10% of the required funds if the Crowdfunding drive can secure 90% of what is required, we have until 9th June to make this happen, so please get as many people as possible to make a contribution, however small.
Alternatively you can make a cash contribution to a Firearms UK Association member which will then be forwarded to the DSG.Erika and Charles will be in attendance at this years Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club Conference on 7th June, where they will be making a collection on behalf of the DSG; look out for the yellow “charity containers”.
As either a Firearms UK supporter or because you heard of the fundraising drive through any of our own promotion or supporting initiatives please consider letting us know when you make a donation so that we can prepare a summary of the contributions made in connection to our own efforts, this summary will be updated periodically and will be featured at the bottom of this page. The preferred method of contact will be via e-mail to email@example.com.
Helping with Promotion
There are numerous ways in which you can support this effort through promotion and word of mouth. Firstly, ask all of your shooting friends to make a donation and spread the word, further ask your non-shooting friends and family to consider making a contribution too, many non-shooters appreciate the Olympics and Paralympics just as much as those with an interest in shooting.
The DSG have produced a poster to raise awareness, please consider printing a copy out and having it displayed at shooting grounds, your friendly gun shop and anywhere else that will display one. The poster is available for download here.
Firearms UK & Supporter Contributions
|Firearms UK Contribution(s)||40.00|
|Firearms UK Supporter Contribution(s)||TBC|
|Firearms UK Collection(s)||TBC|
|Donations Through our Campaigning / Lobbying||TBC|
Last updated on 17th May 2014