Guided tour of Parliament for winners of MP’s shooting score competition at Attleborough range

Carole Darnell, the founder of ShootAbility in Attleborough, and Mid-Norfolk MP George Feeman. Pictu

Carole Darnell, the founder of ShootAbility in Attleborough, and Mid-Norfolk MP George Feeman. Picture: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Keen-eyed shooters could enjoy a cup of tea in Parliament if they top an MP's score at an Attleborough range.

George Freeman's ShootAbility score.

George Freeman's ShootAbility score. - Credit: Archant

MP for Mid Norfolk George Freeman has challenged people to beat his rifle score after a recent visit to ShootAbility, the first disabled air rifle and pistol group in Norfolk.

Contenders have until the end of February to beat his 38/50 and the top five will be taken on a guided tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Mr Freeman said: 'Too often people with disabilities in rural areas don't have access to the opportunities available elsewhere.

'That's why one of my central missions as a MP has been to support disabled people locally, and why I was delighted recently to visit ShootAbility, in the heart of rural Norfolk.'

In February the club, which was started in 2013 by Carole Darnell, will take shooters Neil Howard, Mikla Frere and Glen Puxley-Pituch to the British Airgun Championship, after a five-strong team placed well in last year's competition.

Mrs Darnell's background in shooting and National Governing Body of Disabled Shooting (DTSGB) qualification means ShootAbility is a talent ID club for the Paralympics GB squad and allows Mrs Darnell to coach Paralympic events.

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The club welcomes all shooters, disabled and able-bodied, aged 12 and above.

If you fancy your chances with Mr Freeman, the challenge costs £5, which covers training, and will be done in the standing position with an air rifle.

For more information contact ShootAbility, which is on Maurice Gaymer Road, on 01362 858544 or email shootabilitynfk@btinternet.com

Do you have an Attleborough story for us? Email reporter Lauren Cope on lauren.cope@archant.co.uk