Archery club volunteer recognised for his efforts

Simon Fairhall, chief executive of Living Sport, with Kevin Wheeler, of Ramsey Ravens.

Simon Fairhall, chief executive of Living Sport, with Kevin Wheeler, of Ramsey Ravens. - Credit: Archant

An archery club volunteer has been acknowledged for his tireless efforts with a new award.

Kevin Wheeler, of Ramsey Ravens Archery Club, was named winner of Living Sport’s first ever monthly volunteer award scheme.

Mr Wheeler has been a member of the club since its foundation, in 2014, and took on the role of a coach, doing training in his own time, to make sure the club could hit vital targets.

He takes an active role in hosting pay and play sessions as well as beginner courses and coaching others individually. He also volunteers the use of his vehicle and trailer to help us move kit to different sites allowing us to host events around the community. On top of everything he has designed and devised equipment to help around the club.

Amanda Bakewell, from Ramsey Ravens, said: “Kevin is a handyman, he’s a coach, a mentor, and the foundation of the club; he is always there. We’d be lost without him. Kevin is just an amazing gentleman in every sense of the word. He gives everything and asks nothing. He never says he can’t, he always spares time to help members with their kit, with answering questions, with finding solutions.”

Living Sport is a charity which works to increase participation in sport across Cambridgeshire.

Nominations for May’s volunteer of the month award are already open and close on the last day of the month, with the announcement of the winner shortly after. To nominate a community volunteer of the month all log on to

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