A HUGE grant awarded to an archery club is set to make a difference.

Colwyn Bowmen have received a grant for more than £4,000 for their club from Comic Relief.

This will be used to fund new and better equipment so archery can be brought to the community of Conwy.

A spokesperson for the club said: "We received £4,600 which will make a really massive impact on the people who want to take up archery and find it difficult to own their own kit and the students who find it difficult to do the usual sports.

"Everyone in the club is thrilled by the grant, especially the team of volunteers we call our events team, who are really looking forward to this next year.

"We are also looking for our own space outdoors so we can have a permanent community archery facility in Conwy central to North Wales."

Last year members from Colwyn Bowmen decided to go out and raise the profile of archery and it’s benefits to the community.

"Archery as a sport is a wonderful way to take exercise, make friends, socialize and get out that we think it needs more support," the spokesperson added.

The Comic Relief grant will go to buying new equipment to provide archery for Whizz Kidz Charity in North Wales and to provide archery sessions to students of Penmaenrhos Education Center.

"One of the students at Penmaenrhos Education Centre can’t sit still in lessons started archery and even while shooting was moving his feet," the spokesperson said.

" He can now stand still while he shoots all three arrows. Another student never takes an active role in anything but is always ready to take part in archery.

"We are using bows, arrows, targets and other kit that has been donated by the club. Our team of volunteers raised enough money to buy the safety net.

"With Whizz Kidzz Charity we are hoping that the link will give the kids more confidence to take up a new sport.

"We may also be having a visit from John Stubbs [Paralympian archer] if possible due to his Olympic commitments."