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PUT ON A LITTLE PINK… Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia Shepparton Ladies Pink Ribbon Fundraiser event organiser, Marion Barnes is inviting women to come along to the event in support of the fight to beat breast cancer. Photo: Emma Hillier.

PUT ON A LITTLE PINK… Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia Shepparton Ladies Pink Ribbon Fundraiser event organiser, Marion Barnes is inviting women to come along to the event in support of the fight to beat breast cancer. Photo: Emma Hillier.

LADIES; get your pink on while learning how to use a gun at the upcoming Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA) Shepparton Ladies Pink Ribbon Fundraiser.

Running on September 23 at the SSAA Shepparton range, 1170 Midland Highway, Shepparton East, women, and men if they are game to wear a bit of pink, are being invited to get involved or drop down to watch, in support the Pink Ribbon Foundation.

The day is being run with three levels of competency, those who have never handled a gun, those comfortable handling a gun and experienced competition shooters, with 50 targets included per shooter.

Event organiser, Marion Barnes, who has been shooting rifles with her dad since she was young, said, “We ran a blue ribbon day for the police earlier in the year and it was a great success with 84 women in attendance, so we decided to do something a little bit different and started planning for the Pink Ribbon Foundation ladies day.

“It’s great that women want to learn to shoot and that is what the day is all about. We are being proactive in promoting the sport.

“Shooting appeals across such a broad spectrum of people, from men to women and of all ages.

“The day is a heavily controlled, safe environment. You don’t have to have a gun licence to come down and shoot on the day.

“We acknowledge and greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors. Without their support, these events could not happen.”

Cost is $35 per person for shooters and includes lunch, with $10 going to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, or $20 for spectators and includes lunch and a $10 donation to the foundation.

Bookings are essential. For further information and to book, contact Marion on 0438 522 082.