New Robin Hood Challenge to raise funds for Weston Hospicecare

PUBLISHED: 11:45 25 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:45 25 April 2019

Archery meets paintball in the new Weston Hospicecare challenge event.

Archery meets paintball in the new Weston Hospicecare challenge event.

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Weston Hospicecare is launching an exciting Robin Hood Challenge to enable teams to compete against each other in aid of the cause.

The Robin Hood Challenge will be run by expert archery active instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.The Robin Hood Challenge will be run by expert archery active instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

Archery meets paintball in the new day-long challenge which will take place in Sandford Quarry on August 17.

Sixteen teams of eight people will compete against one another in the novel contest.

The archery-based games will see players shooting one another with foam-tipped arrows under the safe supervision of experts from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

Each team will enjoy a morning of archery training games, before a series of head-to-head battles against other teams in the afternoon.

The Robin Hood Challenge will be run by expert archery active instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.The Robin Hood Challenge will be run by expert archery active instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

Everybody who signs up will enjoy at least three battles in a round robin group stage, before the most successful teams advance to the sudden death quarter finals.

One team will end the day being crowned as the hospice's first ever Robin Hood Challenge champions.

Weston Hospicecare's challenge manager Simon Angear said: “We are proud we have a busy events calendar with loads going on through the year, but until now, our It's A Hospice Knockout has been our only event specially designed for teams.

“The Robin Hood Challenge is something a little bit different. It's a new twist on an old sport, and offers a perfect bonding opportunity for groups of friends and family, work colleagues or team mates.

The Robin Hood Challenge will be run by expert archery active instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.The Robin Hood Challenge will be run by expert archery active instructors from Mendip Outdoor Pursuits.

“It promises to be a huge amount of fun, all in aid of a wonderful cause, and I can't wait to get involved – I've begun rounding up a team of my own and am looking forward to it already.”

The Weston charity is always on the lookout for new events to complement a packed calendar which already includes It's A Hospice Knockout, the recent Men's March and flagship Mendip Challenge event on June 2.

The hospice has expanded its offering this year with the addition of innovative challenge events like a wing-walking day and a group trek in the Sahara Desert.

More: Trek across the Sahara Desert in aid of Weston Hospicecare.

Teams can secure their place in The Robin Hood Challenge for an £80 registration fee – just £10 per person – and are asked to raise money on behalf of the hospice too. The suggested minimum sponsorship is £250 per team.

To sign up, visit westonhospicecare.org.uk/robinhoodchallenge

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