£1,340raised of £12,000 target by 81 supporters

Weʼre raising £12,000 to Support Team Mark in his training to become a Paralympian at Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020. This will be used for training fees, travel ...

London, United Kingdom

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Team Mark is about supporting me as a Disabled archer over the next 12 months which will enable me to reach the next level within the programme and progress to becoming a funded archer.

As a confirmed Talent archer on the Talent Development programme with Archery GB I need to be able to do the following.

Increase my training hours to 6/8 hours per day full time. Currently 3 hrs and to maintain this 6 days per week to include practice and coaching.
Fund coaching sessions, competitions, travel, accommodation, and specialist services as required.
Attend when required the HQ of Archery GB for additional coaching and assessments.
To be self funded for 12 months.

To enable me to do this I need your assistance! I have made it this far and i am not prepared to give up. Archery GB believe i have what it takes and i believe i have it too.

Unfortunately like many athletes I am in a catch 22 situation I can't not get funding until I reach the next level and beyond and likewise without funding I can't maintain or increase my training to meet the demands without support.

I am asking you if you can support this?

I am currently sponsored by Dorset Orthopaedic and Ottobock UK who are my prosthetics provider and equipment sponsor, and by Viking Optical for my spotting scope.

My coaching is carried out by a National Coach and coached currently once per week which needs to increase to twice per week.

I hope that you feel able to support Team Mark and donate to support the next 12 months development.

I would like thank you in advance for any support you can offer and welcome working with you if you feel that you could be a major donor in some way to this crowd funding initiative.



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    • Margaret Mason

      Margaret Mason

      Oct 21, 2017

      All the best Mark, you are truly inspirational .


    • Anonymous


      Oct 20, 2017

      Good luck, you can do it Mark :) x

    • Anonymous


      Oct 20, 2017

      Keep on doing what you do

    • Lynda Puttick

      Lynda Puttick

      Oct 19, 2017

      Good luck


    • Ann Parkes

      Ann Parkes

      Oct 19, 2017

      You are an inspiration Mark , support you every step of the way x


    • Anonymous


      Oct 12, 2017

      Good luck....Behind you all the way....

    • Sam Taylor

      Sam Taylor

      Oct 10, 2017

      What a great goal to set yourself. Awesome. The team at TINKER TAYLOR send you their very best wishes and lots of luck. Sam Taylor. : )


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    Mark Pattenden

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    54 years old below knee amputee who is also hearing impaired. For the past 18 years I have raised funds on behalf of many different charities. Having been successful at trials for Archery GB I am now pursuing the dream of becoming a paralympian in Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020.

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