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Supporting our Future Shooting Stars

As part of our ongoing support with local community groups in the greater Peterborough area, we’re always more than willing to help where we can. We recently received a request from Dean Eardley,  on behalf of the Voyager Academy, based in central Peterborough.

His aim was to have some PPE supplied, namely ear and eye protection for the new Voyager Academy Air Rifle Target Shooting Club. We were more than pleased to help with this excellent project. Since the 2012 London Olympics, there has been greater focus on the up and coming generations of youngsters, and we’re proud to be partnering up with the Voyager Academy to help inspire their next generation of sportsmen and women in achieving their goals.

Pupils from the Voyager Academy testing out their PPE!
Pupils from the Voyager Academy testing out their PPE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean was very pleased with our contribution to the project, and here is what he had to say:

“I would like to thank Mammoth Workwear for the safety equipment which was very kindly sponsored to The Voyager Academy Air Rifle Target Shooting Club.

I work at the Voyager Academy in Peterborough, I am a DofE Leader a combined Cadet Force Instructor and a Qualified Nation Small-bore Rifle YPS instructor. I am starting an Air Rifle Club here at Voyager Academy and so far have managed to secure sponsorship from BSA, and local companies in order to make this happen.

I have no budget and I have personally funded the majority of this project. BSA have supported by means of the air rifles which cost over £1500 and local builders and business supported with Materials for the backstop and pellet catchers.

Your sponsorship will make it safer for the students participating and with this we are now ready to launch the Club. If not for the support of Mammoth Workwear and our other sponsors it would not have been possible.

PPE and safety is very important and as such I required some safety glass in case of ricochet and Ear defenders as a precaution and for those with sensitive ears.

The Glasses are a safety precaution to prevent pellets that bounce back hit

ting you in the eye, the pellets are not traveling at great speed or force so the glasses will not take too much of an impact. The risk is low but I felt it was still well worth a safety measure of wearing glasses to be appropriate for youngsters.

Thanks again from myself and our students for the support and generosity”

For more information on the Voyager Academy, you can visit their official website, or visit them on facebook.

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