HEADLEY archer Maia Daborn, 15, has completed a 24-hour sponsored solo shoot, raising more than £1,000 for a school expedition.
Maia, who attends Bohunt School and is the youngest archery coach in the country, shot her first arrow at 9am on Tuesday, July 19, and her last at 9am the next day, which brought her total to 924 arrows shot during the 24-hour period.
Following a shooting schedule, developed with her coach Ciaran Finn from the Whitehill Archers, Maia followed Archery GB shooting rules, with strictly controlled breaks.
Cheered on by supporters, Maia managed to continue despite air temperature reaching 33 degrees celsius.
The shoot carried on through the night under floodlight and a full moon. At one stage the target was surrounded by rabbits which had to be dispersed by increasing the volume of the music Maia was listening to.
She shot her last arrow wearing her new Hampshire Archery Association coach polo shirt, which had been presented to her by Colin Stopher, who supported her on the Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Maia set up a crowd-funding page and has so far raised nearly £1,100 which will go towards paying for her three-week school scientific expedition to Greenland in July 2017. The cost of the expedition is £3,500.