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£1,740raised of £12,000 target by 102 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 ...

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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.

1.
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.
2.
Fund coaching sessions, competitions, travel, accommodation, and specialist services as required.
3.
Attend when required the HQ of Archery GB for additional coaching and assessments.
4.
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.

Mark

Pattenden.mark@gmail.com

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    102

    • Ray chippett

      Ray chippett

      Dec 16, 2017

      Getting there buddy......

      £10.00

    • Edith Swinley

      Edith Swinley

      Dec 16, 2017

      Go Mark! 👍🏻👍🏻

      £30.00

    • Lisa Lawrence

      Lisa Lawrence

      Dec 16, 2017

      Let's get this party started 🎄🎁🎉xxx

      £10.00

    • Lindsey Guilbert

      Lindsey Guilbert

      Dec 8, 2017

      Good luck in your competition today, hope this keeps you warm XX

    • Rebecca Crush

      Rebecca Crush

      Dec 2, 2017

      Sending you lots of positive vibes in everything you do,wish I could donate more 😊🏹xx

    • Nigel

      Nigel

      Dec 2, 2017

      Hope this helps :)

      £30.00

    • Craig Atkins

      Craig Atkins

      Dec 2, 2017

      Mark, you a legend in ever sense of the word.True inspiration buddy 👍👍👍

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Mark Pattenden

    Mark Pattenden

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    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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