New Disability Officer

Whittlesey Rifle Club has appointed a new disability officer.

Actor/writer David Proud has been a member of the club for a while. He has now joined the club’s committee and accepted the role of disability officer. David has been shooting for five years and said that he liked the sport as it forces him to relax. He added that the facilities at Whittlesey were really well laid out for wheelchair users and it was also a great social hub.

Club chairman Andy Surtees said: “We are really pleased David has accepted the role. He brings a wealth of experience and will help us do even more to promote the club and its facilities.’’

Andy also thanked the previous disability officer, Barry Plumb, who has been forced to step down for health reasons, saying everyone at the club was grateful for his contribution and wished him the best for the future.

The announcements came at the town’s Big Bash, where the club was running another of its successful free family open days to support the event. David was one of the volunteers on hand to meet the guests and show people around the club with the opportunity to try target shooting.

Members also celebrated winning a prestigious High Sheriff award for its volunteer community work. The High Sheriff, David Way, visited the club after the ceremony alongside Whittlesey Town Mayor, Alex Miscandlon.