THE second annual fundraising Shoot for Autism held recently at the Grantville Rifle Range in support of the Southern Autistic School in East Bentleigh raised $4000.
The funds were given to the school on Thursday, December 10 with a cheque presented to principal Jeff Innes, by the Grantville Club president, John Eland.
Many sponsors provided prizes and cash donations towards this worthy cause.
The funds raised this year will go towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme where the students of various ages will obtain credits towards awards in the scheme through the Compass (Years 7 – 8), and Bridge Awards (Years 9 – 12).
This encompasses working with Meals on Wheels, Clean up Australia Day, a school camp, activities in the art and media area, and other activities aimed at challenging these already tested students.
Grantville Rifle Club has voted to continue its involvement in this worthwhile event, and planning is already underway for 2016.
The presentation was followed by a tour of the facility by the vice principal Justin Walsh who has been teaching at the school for about 20 years.
This was a wonderful opportunity for the club members to see first hand the valuable work of the school.
The Grantville Rifle Club once again sincerely appreciates the donations of prizes from the many generous sponsors, businesses, and club members who helped make this fund raising event a success, and invite all to be a part of 2016 Shoot for Autism.
Results of Shooting at Grantville Rifle Range on Saturday, December 12 at 300 yards: Target Rifle: D Brewster 150.24, B Carpeggiani 142.10, T Donaldson 139.10.
F Class Rifle Standard: J Eland 179.25, B Steer 175.15, T Jury 174.16, J O’Rourke 174.12, K Eland 170.9, K Armstrong 168.5, G Doig 162.6, P Morrison 161.6, D Rissman 161.5, R Horkings 148.2.
F Class Rifle Open: T Lewis 177.18, P Giddens 175.18, RW Neil 171.14, J Catchpole 169.5.