A SOUTHAMPTON archery club has raised £6,000 for an end of life charity.

In a 24-hour competition, more than 100 archers shot arrows on a special golden target in aid of the Countess Mountbatten Hospice in West End.

Martin Oakley, head coach at Southampton Archery Club, decided he wanted to do something special after his daughter-in-law was cared for by hospice the charity in August last year.

Mr Oakley, from Romsey, said: “I am staggered by the generosity and commitment of the members in making this memorable occasion a success.”

More than 4,000 arrows were shot at the custom golden frame, including some by mayor of Southampton, Les Harris.

They were shot at targets that were decorated with special glow in the dark paint to accommodate the 24-hour event.

James Wilson, chairman at the club, added: “What better way to spend a day.”

Every year, the club, which is the largest in the UK, chooses a different charity to donate to.