Members of the club helped out with fund-raising for the British Red Cross by organising a ‘Stroke Awareness Day’ in May 2009

On a rather wet and dreary Thursday evening a band of Merry Men and Women from Stowmarket Gipping Valley Rotary Club ventured out to Diss Forest (actually Arrows Archery at Osiers golf driving range but that doesn’t sound as romantic!) for an evening of Archery.


After the essential health and safety talk followed by some excellent tuition we were all eager to shoot some arrows.


The weather didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm as soon the sound of bows twanging and arrows whooshing could be heard together with the occasional cry of ‘where did that one go?’


Eventually Peter Watson ‘got one in the neck’* so it seemed like a good time to retire to the pub.


It was off to The White Horse at Stoke Ash where tales of Sherwood Forest and Agincourt were exchanged over a pint or two of Strongbow.


Thanks to Philip ‘William Tell’ Freeman for organising the evening and Richard ‘Robin Hood’ Tingey for taking the photographs.


*No Rotarians were actually harmed during this event. The Rotary Club of Stowmarket Gipping Valley is committed to the welfare of Rotarians everywhere.