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  • MattSkelhon1Matt Skelhon shot to fame when he grabbed gold at the Bejiing Paralympic Games and proved it was no fluke by claiming silver and bronze at London 2012.

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  • vicmorris1Vic Morris lives in south Wales and is paralysed from the neck down as the result of an accident.  With the aid of an 'equaliser' device invented by his coach, John Kelman, Vic shoots pistol and rifle. 
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  • stewartnangle1Stewart Nangle, a Lancastrian, is pictured shooting .22 pistol.  What the photograph does not show is that at the time one of his legs was fitted with a metal frame that was bolted into the bones. 
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  • michaelwhapples1Michael Whapples from Leicestershire is blind and shoots air rifle.  In 2011 he was the first British shooter ever to compete at the Open European Shooting Championships for the Vision Impaired, held at Nitra, Slovakia. 

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  • peterbreheny1Peter Breheny from Derbyshire shoots benchrest rifle.  He has Kennedy's Disease, a progressive wasting condition that has weakened his limbs. 
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  • Di CoatesDeanna (Di) Coates lives in Hampshire, shoots air rifle from a wheelchair, and is one of our most successful disabled international athletes. 
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  • scoutwithprosthesis1This young Scout was born without a left hand.  When he took an interest in shooting, which is very popular in the Scout movement, Hampshire Scouts helped his local club to find a solution. 
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A new idea in funding for sports clubs’ projects

Extract from a BBC News Cambridgeshire article

The gym where Olympic medallist Louis Smith trained is set to expand to meet demand created by the 2012 games. The club has been trying to push through plans and raise funds for an expansion for eight years.

The club launched its own £100,000 fund-raising campaign in October 2012, but had only managed about £10,000. In December, British Gymnastics gave the club a grant of £218,000 with a proviso that building must start before the beginning of April.

Huntingdonshire District Council has loaned Huntingdon Gymnastics Club in Cambridgeshire £300,000 towards its £650,000 expansion plan. The council loan was approved to cover the shortfall between the British Gymnastics grant and others from local organisations, and enable the work to start. The funds will come from its reserves, or by taking out a loan itself "on commercial terms... to assist a valued community based organisation".

Mr Hall said: "Thanks to the wonderful support of the council in guaranteeing the viability of this project we can, at last, start work on the new build. However, to rely on a substantial loan in order to make this dream a reality is far from ideal." The club has developed a business plan based on an increased number of users to ensure it can repay the council.

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