£2,215raised of £12,000 target by 133 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 #TheCarbonArcher a Disabled archer over the next 22 months which will enable me to reach the next level within the programme and progress to becoming a funded archer.

As a confirmed Talent Development archer in Jan 2017 on the Development programme i have now progressed to the Paralympic Conversion Academy. I now need to..

Increase my training hours to 6 hours per day full time 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 help! I've 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.

I can't attract 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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    • Sue Lester

      Sue Lester

      Feb 12, 2018

      You continue to amaze and inspire.I hope all your dreams come true!Much loveSue x


    • Mary Michele @theDadh57

      Mary Michele @theDadh57

      Feb 7, 2018

      Mark about a month ago When you liked one of my posts I promised that some time this year I would send you a token of our friendship. I decided that I would donate to your training. Good Luck!


    • R HAYNES

      R HAYNES

      Feb 4, 2018

      Good luck with everything Mark, Steve, Rachel and family xx


    • PAC_Patriots


      Feb 2, 2018

      All the best Mark


    • Lucy


      Feb 2, 2018

      Good luck Mark..Warmest wishes from Cornwall ☺️


    • Jodi Gordon

      Jodi Gordon

      Feb 1, 2018

      All the best with the training...keep up the hard work!


    • wj southall

      wj southall

      Feb 1, 2018

      Keep shooting for the bull mate


    About the fundraiser
    Mark Pattenden

    Mark Pattenden

    London, United Kingdom

    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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